New Study Suggests NCLB is Failing our Children

No surprise here, a new study by a nationally renowned education reform expert just published in the District of Columbia Law Review says No Child Left Behind is leaving many of our children behind.

“Merely tweaking the accountability scheme and increasing funding would be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic,” said Ratner [in the article], “We need to fix the underlying problems if we are to reach the important goals of No Child Left Behind.”

“Without changes from Congress, if school improvements continue at the current rates, it will take 280 more years for the Act to meet its goals of bringing every student in the nation to proficiency in reading (as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.)”

That would make it in the year 2287?

Face it folks, the original 2014 target is a fantasy. And I don’t mean to be negative, but the writing is all over the walls. The bureaucratic-NCLB needs to be scrapped…now!

E.C. 🙂

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