March 30, 2007

Diane Ravitch: Feds should only do what it can

Diane Ravitch's Huffington Post entry last Sunday is both a solid description of what NCLB requires for accountability and a sharp criticism.  The money quote:

In the future, the federal government should do only what the federal government can competently do. Its historic role has been three-fold: one, to collect and disseminate information about the condition and progress of education in these United States; two, to write checks help schools educate specific groups of students, especially those who are poor and have disabilities; and three, to enforce civil rights laws.

The comments tend to agree with Ravitch but with more extreme rhetoric.

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on March 30, 2007 10:55 AM |