No Child Left Behind has heroically drawn attention to a broken system and laid a solid foundation for lasting improvement, Dayle Timmons, a special education teacher and Florida’s 2004 Teacher of the Year, argues in a recent article. While she regrets the law’s potential to stifle teachers’ creativity, Timmons praises its goals of directing new resources to low-performing schools and focusing squarely on raising student achievement.
What’s your view? Has NCLB helped improve schools? What effect has it had on education and teaching? What changes to the law would you like to see?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.