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No Child Left Behind
No Child Left Behind news and analysis from The Nation
December 30, 2019
The Democrats’ School Choice Problem
Charter schools find their most vocal Democratic support among the least progressive members of the party: centrists and Wall Streeters.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
July 10, 2015
Should Standardized Testing Be Part of a Civil-Rights Agenda?
Lawmakers are overhauling No Child Left Behind, but even many Democrats are still committed to its driving philosophy.
April 16, 2015
Senate Committee Votes to Kill No Child Left Behind, but the High-Stakes Testing Era Isn’t Over
The Senate's proprosal to replace the failed law would shift the public education battleground more fully to the states.
September 24, 2014
How to Destroy a Public-School System
In Philadelphia, education reformers got everything they wanted. Look where the city’s schools are now.
May 9, 2014
Despite Shocking Reports of Fraud at Charter Schools, Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Increase Oversight
The fact that Democrats did not rally around bids for better oversight indicates how murky the party’s education platform has grown.
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January 29, 2014
Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.
July 6, 2012
No Child Left Behind Lives On
New York Times
asks whether the law has been “nullified.” It hasn’t been.
January 6, 2012
A Decade of No Child Left Behind
Assessing the landmark education legislation on its tenth anniversary.