NCLB Meets School Realities: Lessons From the Field


reviewed by Dan Laitsch - 2006

coverTitle: NCLB Meets School Realities: Lessons From the Field
Author(s): Gail Sunderman, Jimmy Kim, and Gary Orfield
Publisher: Sage Publishing, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 1412915554, Pages: 148, Year: 2005
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When President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act (the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act), it was hailed as a unique and bipartisan effort to improve education in the U.S. The bill was passed in the Senate by a vote of 87-10, and in the House by a 381-41 margin, with Democrats in senior leadership positions—Congressman George Miller (D-CA) and Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)—joining President Bush for the signing ceremony on January 8, 2002. Just three years later, however, the law has created a bipartisan political backlash that has states looking at refusing Federal funding and suing the Federal government, and the U.S Department of Education levying hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in fines for failures to comply with the law. A new book by Gail Sunderman, Jimmy Kim, and Gary Orfield—NCLB Meets School Realities: Lessons from the Field—attempts to document the impact of NCLB on educators, evaluate... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 103-107
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12109, Date Accessed: 2/28/2021 5:13:34 PM

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