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Friday, July 6, 2012

NCLB: No law left behind?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Arkansas last week joined the ranks of states freed from the dreamland 100 percent proficiency standards of the original No Child Left Behind law.

The growing list of waivers poses this question today in the New York Times:

In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.

...“The more waivers there are, the less there really is a law, right?” said Andy Porter, dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

While No Child Left Behind has been praised for forcing schools to become more accountable for the education of poor and minority children, it has been derided for what some regard as an obsessive focus on test results, which has led to some notorious cheating scandals. Critics have also faulted the law’s system of rating schools, which they say labeled so many of them low performing that it rendered the judgment meaningless.

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