Many Children Left Behind: How the No Child Left Behind Act is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools


reviewed by Anthony P. Cavanna - 2005

coverTitle: Many Children Left Behind: How the No Child Left Behind Act is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools
Author(s): Deborah Meier and George Wood (Editors)
Publisher: Beacon Press, Boston
ISBN: 0807004596, Pages: 152, Year: 2004
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The most important mission of our public schools has been to prepare and educate caring, well-informed, and knowledgeable citizens. Ted Sizer argues that “Free public schooling has long been the primary engine for social and economic health and for individual social mobility.”  Many of our nation’s schools that previously have been cited, locally and nationally, for striving toward higher levels of student success and achievement have now come to the realization that by the criteria of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, they will be deemed failures by the year 2014.  The national agenda on education has changed from recognizing that public education has the potential to prepare productive citizens to one that appears to have been shaped so that the American public will lose faith in its public school systems. NCLB seems to have been designed to humiliate schools rather than support them in their efforts to raise... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1522-1526
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11805, Date Accessed: 9/20/2020 7:38:11 PM

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