August 30, 2007

Parsing Miller/McKeon

Kevin Carey takes the first crack at a moderately-detailed description of the Miller/McKeon discussion draft of NCLB II. From the few sections I've skimmed, I think he's done a good job at description. I agree on some things, disagree on others. The one solid thing I've seen was a definition of a reasonable cohort-plus calculation of graduation rates, though it says something about Washington that this took ... how many pages?  (I forget, and I have to do something else rather urgently tonight, so you can count the pages yourself. I think it's section 1124.)

Having read through Carey's description and quickly skimmed through the assessment/AYP language, my first thought is that this draft is essentially establishing negotiations over what level of failure is politically acceptable.

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on August 30, 2007 9:26 PM |