Education Week: At 4, NCLB Gets Praise and Fresh Call to Amend It

Education Week, January 18, 2006

By Andrew Trotter and Michelle R. Davis

A coalition of school, civil rights, and child-advocacy groups handed a list of 14 recommendations for changing the federal No Child Left Behind Act to congressional staff members at the U.S. Capitol last week, just a day after President Bush vigorously defended the law on its fourth anniversary.

ACT "Smokescreen" Focuses on Small Annual Score Changes but Hides Strong Link Between Test Results and Family Income

for further information:
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
Cell (239) 699-0468 for use with annual ACT score release -- 12:01am Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Civil Rights, Disability Orgs. Call for "Multiple Measures" in "No Child" Overhaul Legislation

for further information:
Dr. Hilda Crespo (ASPIRA) - 202-835-3600, Ext. 114
Dr. LaRuth Gray (NABSE) - 212-998-5137 or 212-998-5105
Dr. Deborah Ziegler (CEC) - 703-264-9406
Dr. Monty Neill (FairTest) - (857) 350-8207

Test Reformers React to New National Poll on "No Child Left Behind" (PDF)

Aspen Commission Proposals are "NCLB on Steroids;" Side-Effect Will Be More "Teaching to the Tests"

for more information:
Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

The Aspen Commission's recommendations for reauthorizing the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, released today, amount to little more than NCLB on steroids.

Their predictable side-effect will be the further reduction of education to coaching for narrow exams that fail to support or assess high-quality student learning.

Education, Civil Rights, Disability, Religious Groups Promote "Redefining Accountability" To Replace "No Child Left Behind"

for further information:
Sara Robertson (202) 230-8978 Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 Dr. Monty Neill (617) 335-2115



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