no child left behind reauthorization
In July 2015, both House and Senate passed bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The House version is known as the Student Success Act (SSA); the Senate version is called the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) of 2015.
If a low-income child is trapped in a school that has been failing its children for years, shouldn't someone in a responsible position act to intervene?
In the Alexander-Murray reauthorization, assessments continue to eat up a notable portion of state education budgets. However, the language allows for states to seriously reduce testing time from that which is required of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) consortium tests.
House Republicans ironically named their No Child Left Behind reauthorization bill the Student Success Act, which attempts to gut our public education system and take vital funding away from the neediest students. This bill is paving the way for the privatization of education through the expansion of voucher programs.
If we're to meet the education goals we have set as a nation, if we are committed to liberty and justice for all, and if each student is to meet their individual goals, we need assessment as part of the NCLB reauthorization that is now debated by Congress. Only then will we have a critical tool necessary to help us move forward and grow our students. Otherwise, why teach?
Reaching the American Dream begins with opportunity. As young people of all races, creeds and backgrounds march courageously to address issues of police misconduct and disparities in the justice system, they are also highlighting additional deep inequities that threaten our great nation.
Currently, House education committee chair Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) is attempting to amend the NCLB act so that states will
The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a replacement of the long-expired No Child Left Behind Act, the first time
John Boehner has proven before that he cares deeply about inequities in our education system and that he will mow down obstacles in his own party and across the aisle to make much needed changes. Where is that courageous leadership now?
Kline said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has told him to expect a floor vote in July. While it's possible the
Harkin's rewrite contains a new focus on children's years before kindergarten, requiring states to develop guidelines for
A big part of successful policy making is unyielding attention to detail (an argument that regular readers of this blog hear
State and local governments receive about 10 percent of their education funds from the federal government but public schools
Since President George W. Bush signed the law on Jan. 8, 2002, the ways in which American students are educated has changed considerably, often for the good. But there is room for improvement.
Standardized Testing: 'The Monster That Has Eroded' U.S. School Instruction
The sweeping No Child Left Behind Act, a Texas-grown product of the George W. Bush presidency, was roundly criticized as
Meanwhile, Obama has held to his 2008 campaign promise of releasing states from No Child Left Behind, having waived 32 states
The political push by a group of geographers has managed to unite a bipartisan group of governors that normally don't agree
How's this for a summer blockbuster -- the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan for violating the "right to learn" of its children, a right guaranteed under an obscure state law.
During Elijah's early years in school, Debbie Jackson, his single mother, routinely came home to hear messages of his screams