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Season 2008 Episode 1015

Improving No Child Left Behind

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Improving No Child Left Behind: Recommendations for a New PresidentThe election of a new president and Congress will provide a new set of hands to fix the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).What should be done about funding levels? How can the standards, testing, and accountability provisions be improved? How can the promise of allowing students in low performing schools to move to better ones be realized?To answer these questions and others, The Century Foundation has released a new book, Improving on No Child Left Behind: Getting Education Reform Back on Track and sponsored a forum with the volume's leading authors.The book is already receiving critical acclaim. Diane Ravitch calls Improving on No Child Left Behind "the best of the books on this topic," while Randi Weingarten says the essays could "rebuild teacher interest and faith in standards-based reform."Marshall Smith says the volume "provides two powerful new policy alternatives for a debate hitherto barren of interesting ideas," and John Brittain lauds the book?s "clarion call" for greater public school choice for low income and minority students - The Century Foundationmoreless
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