Fixing No Child Left Behind
Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher(s): Century Foundation
Author(s): Richard D. Kahlenberg
Special Collection: Presidential Advisory
Keywords: Presidential transition; No Child Left Behind; Education reform
Coverage: United States
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was passed in 2001 with broad bipartisan support, but in the years since its enactment it has come under sharp attack from many quarters. The controversial legislation, which requires states receiving federal funding to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and to hold schools accountable for making adequate yearly progress in raising student achievement, is now widely acknowledged to need a major overhaul when it is reauthorized. Richard D. Kahlenberg explores these issues.