Wednesday, July 13, 2005

In defense of NCLB

In the interest of equal time, I feel compelled to point out an eloquent defense of No Child Left Behind that appears in this morning's Christian Science Monitor. Check it out here if you're interested.

Key paragraph:

The US Department of Education must continue to work closely with states to refine the law's regulations, and to learn from the experiences of states which already have rigorous testing. But the central thrust of NCLB - transparency by gathering statistics on essentially all students school by school through standardized testing in math and reading - must remain.

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