Learning from No Child Left Behind: How and Why the Nation's Most Important but Controversial Education Law Should Be Renewed [NOOK Book]

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John E. Chubb, writing on behalf of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on K-12 Education, presents a convincing case that, despite the controversy it has ignited, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law in making a positive difference and should be renewed. He outlines ten specific lessons and recommendations that identify the strengths and weaknesses of NCLB and offers suggestions for improving the law, building on its current foundation. Chubb ...

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Learning from No Child Left Behind: How and Why the Nation's Most Important but Controversial Education Law Should Be Renewed

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Overview

John E. Chubb, writing on behalf of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on K-12 Education, presents a convincing case that, despite the controversy it has ignited, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law in making a positive difference and should be renewed. He outlines ten specific lessons and recommendations that identify the strengths and weaknesses of NCLB and offers suggestions for improving the law, building on its current foundation. Chubb tells how to strengthen that foundation by

Raising academic standards

Focusing the measurement of achievement on growth

Differentiating accountability to match consequences with needs

Broadening the tested curriculum to include science and social studies

Building information systems to facilitate more intelligent accountability

Encouraging teachers to be supported and rewarded based on their actual effectiveness

Offering effective choice

Offering effective tutoring

Closing schools that fail to improve.

These improved strategies, says the author, should increase and accelerate the already positive effect of NCLB on achievement. Thus, policymakers should aim to reform and reauthorize NCLB as fast as possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817949839
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 84
  • Sales rank: 1,298,550
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John E. Chubb, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of Hoover's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, is interim CEO of Education Sector, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, DC.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Learning from No Child Left Behind 1

Student Achievement 7

Lessons and Recommendations 17

About the Author 75

About the Hoover Institution Task Force on K-12 Education 77

Index 79

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