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Summary of Proposed Legislative Changes to ESEA/NCLB Press Release

Forum on Educational Accountability

Summary of Proposed Legislative Changes
to ESEA/NCLB

EDUCATION, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISABILITY, RELIGIOUS GROUPS PROMOTE "REDEFINING ACCOUNTABILITY" TO REPLACE "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" FOCU

Forum on Educational Accountability

for further information:
Sara Robertson (202) 230-8978 Robert Schaeffer (239)
395-6773
Dr. Monty Neill (617) 335-2115
EDUCATION, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISABILITY,
RELIGIOUS GROUPS PROMOTE "REDEFINING ACCOUNTABILITY"
TO REPLACE "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" FOCUS ON TESTS AND
SANCTIONS;

Summary of Proposed Legislative Changes to ESEA/NCLB

Forum on Educational Accountability


March 2007

The current version of the federal Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA), called "No Child Left Behind"
(NCLB), needs fundamental change. The Forum on Educational Accountability
(FEA) has submitted legislative language based on the Joint Organizational
Statement on NCLB to the U.S. House and Senate Education Committees
that would remake the law into an effective tool for school improvement.

“No Child Left Behind” After Six Years: An Escalating Track Record of Failure

After six years, there is overwhelming evidence that the deeply flawed “No Child Left Behind” law (NCLB) is doing more harm than good in our nation’s public schools. NCLB’s test-and-punish approach to school reform relies on limited, one-size-fits-all tools that reduce education to little more than test prep. It produces unfair decisions and requires unproven, often irrational "solutions" to complex problems. NCLB is clearly underfunded, but fully funding a bad law is not a solution.

Refocusing Accountability

(note - a print formated pdf of this document can be downloaded via the attachment at the bottom of this page)

Briefing Paper Prepared for Members of
The Congress of The United States

Refocusing Accountability:
Using Local Performance Assessments to Enhance Teaching and Learning
for Higher Order Skills

What is the "No Child Left Behind" Law?

What is the "No Child Left Behind" Law?

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a federal law that provides money for extra educational assistance for poor children in return for improvements in their academic progress. NCLB is the most recent version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

States set educational proficiency level

Under the U. S. constitution, states have the primary responsibility for public education. However, if states want to receive federal NCLB funds, they must agree to the law's requirements to:

A FairTest Position Statement on NCLB

Why “No Child Left Behind”

Will Fail Our Children

A FairTest Position Statement on
NCLB

 
“No Child Left Behind,” the name of the federal
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, describes a worthy goal
for our nation. Tragically, the legislation will exacerbate,
not solve, the real problems that cause many children to be left
behind.

Head Start Letter

February 28, 2003
 
Dear Representative:
 

Failing Our Children: Executive Summary

Failing Our Children:

 

· How "No Child Left Behind" Undermines Quality and Equity in Education

 

· An Accountability Model That Supports School Improvement

 

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