9780742548879

Within Our Reach How America Can Educate Every Child

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742548879

  • ISBN10:

    0742548872

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-04-07
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Summary

Within Our Reach presents a mid-term assessment of the Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind Act. Seeking to protect this historic legislation from its enemies while fixing its shortcomings, the members of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education offer recommendations for changes in NCLB aimed at ensuring that its ambitious goals for America's children and schools can be reached.

Table of Contents

Prologue vii
Executive Summary ix
1 Saving No Child Left Behind 1(34)
John E. Chubb
2 A Historical Perspective on a Historic Piece of Legislation 35(18)
Diane Ravitch
3 Standards, Testing, and Accountability 53(26)
Herbert J. Walberg
4 Adequate Yearly Progress: Refining the Heart of the No Child Left Behind Act 79(16)
Caroline M. Hoxby
5 Impacts and Implications of State Accountability Systems 95(18)
Eric A. Hanushek
6 Fixing Failing Schools in California 113(28)
Williamson M. Evers and Lance T. Izumi
7 A Conflict of Interest: District Regulation of School Choice and Supplemental Services 141(32)
Paul E. Peterson
8 A Highly Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom 173(28)
Terry M. Moe
Index 201(12)
About the Contributors 213(4)
About the Hoover Institution 217

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