NCLB Administrative Tinkering Fails to Address the Flawed "Test and Punish" Policies Initiated By Nation at Risk Misdiagnosis

for further information contact:
Jesse Mermell/Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
or Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for immediate release, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 after Sec. Spellings’ Detroit speech.

"Beyond NCLB" by Monty Neill Available at Rethinking Schools

"Beyond NCLB" by FairTest's Monty Neill is available in Rethinking Schools at http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/22_03/beyo223.shtml.

April FairTest Examiner Newsletter Published

The April 2008 FairTest Examiner is now published.

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Testimony of Monty Neill, Ed.D. to the Rhode Island Board of Regents Regarding Proposed Graduation Requirements

Lisa Guisbond: All Hail R.I, Diploma System

Monday, March 24, 2008

Graduation Tests Will Harm Students. by Judith A. Browne-Dianis



Graduation tests will harm students

By Judith A. Browne-Dianis

March 25, 2008

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

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“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.

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