The Unfinished Agenda
The following stories marked the five-year anniversary of National Commission on Excellence in Education’s landmark Nation at Risk report.
Education The Movement: Not Policy's Engine, but It's 'on the Train'
The renewed emphasis on school-finance issues has begun to revitalize a research community whose interest in, and funding for, the topic had waned.
Education Joining Forces: States and Communities Experiment With Child-Services Links
According to a survey conducted last spring by the National Association of State Boards of Education, most states have put in place some mechanism to foster agency collaboration on issues affecting children and families.
Education Inside 'A Nation at Risk': A View from the Cutting-Room Floor
Five years ago, A Nation at Risk shattered complacency about the state of American education with its grim message about mediocrity in the schools.
Education 'Self-Interest and the Common Weal': Focusing on The Bottom Half
What is ironic, on this fifth anniversary of its release, is not that A Nation At Risk failed to instill its sense of urgency--virtually every state has acted to impose its recommended higher standards--but that a message implicit in its international comparisons has been, until recently, all but ignored.