"Issues and Action in Education"
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
"Issues and Action in Education" is an e-letter produced by EdWatch, a nonprofit organization.
Foot-dragging on No Child Left Behind
by Julie Quist
"I would have No Child Left Behind repealed."
Freshman Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who campaigned on eliminating it.
Miller would also include more criteria to judge schools as competent -- graduation rates, for example. In other words, under the Miller plan, a huge, new incentive would be created to graduate students in order to avoid school closures. That idea expands NCLB into high schools and undermines any remaining reliability of graduation standards, which are already painfully low.
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