Over at The Quick And The Ed, Kevin Carey points out that one of the main concerns about multiple measures isn’t just that it would take the focus off of core subjects like reading and math but also that it would put accountability back in the hands of schools and teachers whose performance is being measured (and who, previous to NCLB, often declined to publish achievement gaps or rate schools rigorously). Carey also asks “What’s the law going to look like if there’s one version for each of the nation’s 14,000 school districts, or 90,000 schools? A lot like having no accountability at all.”
Meanwhile over at The Gadfly, Mike Petrilli has a new post that calls Miller’s speech a lurch to the left that could could delay reauthorization.
What no one’s figured out -- or said out loud at least -- is how far Miller is going to go with these alternatives, or what it will take (if anything) to get new Democrats on board with a NCLB that is any better than the old one.
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