Good Objectives Weighed Down by Fatal Flaws

Weingarten, Randi
January 2010
U.S. News & World Report;Jan2010, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p36
The article discusses the effectiveness of the U.S. No Child Left Behind Act and the criticism that it has received. The author argues that the act has not strengthened public education and that it puts too much emphasis on testing instead of teaching. The author believes that struggling schools need help instead of being punished.


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