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Extreme Makeover: NCLB Edition


by Frederick M. Hess & Chester E. Finn Jr. — August 16, 2007

Representative George Miller’s declaration that NCLB is “not fair” and “not flexible” and his pledge to quickly bring a reauthorization bill forward provide an opportunity to move past the ill-conceived stances that have dominated the debate. Neither the administration’s reflexive defense of the law’s unworkable accountability system nor calls to “abolish” NCLB provide a promising path forward. Instead, sensible redesign starts by recognizing that today’s NCLB awkwardly welds together two disparate accountability models—rendering each dysfunctional.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 16, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14586, Date Accessed: 1/18/2018 4:25:23 AM

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  • Frederick Hess
    American Enterprise Institute
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    FREDERICK M. HESS is director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He and Chester E. Finn Jr. are the editors of the new book No Remedy Left Behind: Lessons from a Half-Decade of NCLB (AEI 2007).
  • Chester Finn Jr.
    Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
    CHESTER E. FINN Jr. is president of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. He and Frederick Hess are the editors of the new book No Remedy Left Behind: Lessons from a Half-Decade of NCLB (AEI 2007).
 
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