Movement even during inaction

Lee Colvin, Richard
November 2012
Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2012, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p66
The author reflects on the legislative inaction of the 2010 U.S. Congress and the educational reforms that the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. President Barack Obama have pursued. Topics include the waivers the department has granted states to free them of requirements set by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, as well as federal aid to education that resulted from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Race to the Top (RttT) competitive funding scheme.


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