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NCLB Needs Changes, Stanford Group Says
A research center at Stanford University has issued a “midterm assessment” of the No Child Left Behind Act that offers suggestions to “save the law” while maintaining its core principles.
“[T]he current law does need change—not only to strengthen it but to avoid potentially calamitous problems only now appearing on the horizon,” says Within Our Reach: How America Can Educate Every Child. The book was issued in April by the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. The book outlines a range of legislative fixes, such as providing incentives for states to set high proficiency standards, and shifting primary authority for the law’s choice provisions from school districts to states.
Vol. 24, Issue 34, Page 33