Earlier this month, the U.S. Congress began work on revising the No Child Left Behind Act for the law’s planned reauthorization this year. Changes outlined in draft proposals issued thus far include: providing bonuses to teachers who transfer to low-achieving schools, piloting performance-pay systems for teachers, and allowing states to use multiple indicators—including graduation rates and tests in subjects other than reading and math—to measure schools’ Adequate Yearly Progress. The highly qualified teacher requirements would, under initial proposals, remain intact.
How do you think the NCLB Act should be changed? What specific proposals would you offer? How well is the law working and what improvements could be made to help schools and teachers?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.