Class Struggle: No Child Left Behind

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 09/17/2010

What No Child Left Behind did and didn't do

No Child Left Behind, the most influential and infuriating federal education law in 40 years, is not quite dead, but getting close. The Obama administration and Congress say they will discard it soon for something different. Nobody's paying much attention to it any more. The term AYP has fallen out of favor among us education writers.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Trends | Tags:  Brian Jacob, No Child Left Behind, Thomas S. Dee, better 4th grade math scores, more student engagement, report summarizes what progress made under NCLB

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/18/2009

Name the new education law, one word at a time

Assistant secretary of education Peter Cunningham suggested I ask readers what single word they think is most important to have in the new name to replace No Child Left Behind. Sounds like a fun exercise. Put your suggestions here.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  Elementary and Secondary Education Act, No Child Left Behind, Peter Cunningham, law naming contest, name the new education law

Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 05/22/2009

An Intriguing Alternative to No Child Left Behind

If the No Child Left Behind law, focused on raising test scores, proves to be a dead end, what do we do next? I rarely read or hear intelligent discussion of this question. The Pentagon has battle plans from A...

By Washington Post editors  |  03:00 AM ET, 05/22/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Trends | Tags:  No Child Left Behind