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NCLB at the Crossroads: Reexamining the Federal Effort to Close the Achievement Gap


reviewed by Gary Galluzzo October 13, 2009

coverTitle: NCLB at the Crossroads: Reexamining the Federal Effort to Close the Achievement Gap
Author(s): Michael A. Rebell and Jessica R. Wolff
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807749443, Pages: 312, Year: 2009
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At a time when the U.S. Department of Education is ready to launch the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind, here is a volume that, if read closely, can inform policymakers that it is not NCLB at the “crossroads” as the title suggests, but the purpose of American education itself is at a crossroads. In the ten chapters of NCLB at the Crossroads: Reexamining the Federal Effort to Close the Achievement Gap, well-informed scholars and analysts detail what needs to be fixed in NCLB to put the right policy structure in place to accomplish its goals. The reauthorization of ESEA is more a social policy problem than the political problem it is often portrayed to be. There is general agreement that NCLB directed our consciousness to the gaps in achievement between economically advantaged and disadvantaged students, majority and minority... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 13, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15803, Date Accessed: 10/18/2018 8:41:02 PM

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  • Gary Galluzzo
    George Mason University
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    GARY R. GALLUZZO is Professor of Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. His research interests include teacher education, school change, and achievement gaps. He is currently researching teachers as agents of school change.
 
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