No Child Left Behind

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$29.95
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $2.99   
  • New (6) from $30.98   
  • Used (3) from $2.99   

Overview

While few would quarrel with the goal of the No Child Left Behind legislation, the nation is badly divided over whether the law is having a positive effect on our schools. At the same time, it is also true that most Americans, including many professional educators, have only a limited understanding of the content and scope of the legislation. As we are currently engaged in a national debate about the future role of the federal government in the field of education, it is essential that people become better informed about the history, content, and results of No Child Left Behind. This book is a valuable tool informing the current discussion on the reauthorization of the law. As a result, the reader will be better able to make up his own mind as to the direction we should take as a nation in pursuing the noble objective of ensuring that no child is left behind.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Diane Reed
Members of the US Congress, facing the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, would do well to inform themselves by reading Professor Hayes' book before they engage in further debate on the policy... Its comfortable narrative format informs the reader, weaving together the key events that led to Congress' original overwhelming approval of the law. No Child Left Behind: Past, Present and Future provides what may be the most comprehensive available examination of the law's far reaching impact. Looking into the future, Hayes cautiously advances what is in store for American education should the Congress press forward on possible reauthorization alternatives. The book is the essential reader for anyone who will engage in the reauthorization and/or the implementation of an updated NCLB.
September 2009 CHOICE
Hayes successfully enlightens policy makers, professors, school administrators, lawyers, legal and educational researchers....The book is replete with data and source material, and is written in a language that can easily be understood by school and nonschool personnel alike. Hayes, with his vast experience in education, is masterful at weaving an in-depth analysis of the law and its effects on our schools. With over 350 footnotes in less than 200 pages and an easy-to-read format, this is must reading for anyone needing or wanting to know about NCLB. Highly recommended.
Dr. John Shafer
No Child Left Behind: Past, Present, and Future is a scholarly and valuable historical perspective of the NCLB legislation. However, the book's greatest significance and its author's greatest accomplishment lie in its valued, inclusive vision for the future which inspiringly combines foresight and acumen.
from the foreword by Adam Urbanski
[William Hayes] is eminently qualified to [write about NCLB] because of his long and accomplished career as teacher, administrator and college professor. He examines the history of the law, comments on its current status, and projects its likely future. All this from both academic and pragmatic perspectives. This represents an invaluable context for those who want to better understand the law - and an even more critical context for those who want to amend or change it...Proponents and foes of NCLB alike want better education for all students. The prospects for making progress towards that goal are enhanced if the debate is both contextualized and de-polarized. William Hayes' excellent book makes an important contribution towards that end.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578868353
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William Hayes has been a high school teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, superintendent of schools, adjunct professor, and for the past nine years has served as chairman of the Teacher Education Division at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part 1 THE PAST Chapter 2 Historical Background Chapter 3 The Law Chapter 4 The First Five Years Chapter 5 The Critics Part 6 THE PRESENT Chapter 7 How Are We Doing In Reading? (Language Arts) Chapter 8 What Is Happening In Math? Chapter 9 The Other Subjects Chapter 10 Highly Qualified Teachers Chapter 11 No Child Left Behind and Choice Chapter 12 Safe and Drug-Free Schools Chapter 13 The Faith-Based Initiatives Chapter 14 Additional Provisions Chapter 15 The Battle for Reauthorization Part 16 THE FUTURE Chapter 17 The Issues Chapter 18 What is Ahead?
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)