September 11, 2006

NCLB reading for the week

As suggested by Eric in one of Jenny D.'s Hechinger Institute confab entry, here's a recommendation for Hayes Mizell's speech in 2003. Mizell's explanation of NCLB's origins ("For decades, local policymakers and school officials turned a blind eye to a set of vexing problems in public education") assumes there was no such thing as accountability before 2002, and I doubt his suggestion for creativity will solve the many problems with NCLB, but his argument about the dangers of both conspiracy theories and blind compliance efforts is well taken.

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on September 11, 2006 10:06 AM |