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Child's Play? The Bush Administration’s Misuse of Data

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Publication Date: August 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): David Rosnick

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Standardized tests; School enrollment; School expenditures

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper examines the Department of Education’s misuse of data to bolster public support for No Child Left Behind. It recommends a more complete examination of trends in student test scores and education spending in order to make more informed policy decisions.