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FairTest's Reaction to Secretary Spellings’ “Differentiated Accountability" Plan

for further information contact:

Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207 Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773


for immediate release, Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Testimony of FairTest's Monty Neill to the Maryland Joint Committee on Education/Ways and Means

for immediate release, Monday, March 17, 2008

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;

“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.

AYP Problems and Solutions Report

Letter sent to Maryland January 2008

Click below.

Letter from FairTest to all Presidential Candidates. October 2007

October 25, 2007

Dear Candidate for President:

As the only national organization with testing reform as its focus, FairTest has a more than 20-year history of working to improve assessment of America's students. We have addressed such issues as the proper role of college admissions exams in university admissions, state graduation and grade promotion tests, and the role of assessment in the No Child Left Behind law (NCLB).

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