Monday, September 10, 2007

Really Leaving No Child Behind

I hope you're sitting down, but believe it or not, the NYT editorial page wrote a great editorial on NCLB yesterday:

If all of the nation’s children are to get  the education they deserve, Congress needs to strengthen the No Child Left  Behind law. Mr. Miller’s draft contains some important reforms that deserve to  become law, but much of that good will be undermined if states, schools and  teachers are not held accountable for the quality of education they  provide.

September 7, 2007
NY Times Editorial <>

Really Leaving No Child Behind
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 set ambitious new goals when it required the states to improve public schooling for all students — and to educate poor children up to the same standards as their affluent counterparts — in exchange for federal aid. The country still has a long way to go to reach those goals. And they will never be met if Congress, which must now reauthorize the law, backs away from provisions that hold schools accountable for how well and how much children learn.

 Subscribe in a reader