States Threaten To Defy ‘No Child Left Behind’ LARRY ABRAMSON June 29, 2011 NPR
States Test Education Law Officials Frustrated With No Child Left Behind Try to Substitute Their Own Plans STEPHANIE BANCHERO JULY 19, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
36 States, D.C. to Apply for Race to Top Early Ed. Money Michele McNeil on July 19, 2011 Education Week
Partnership for 21st Century Skills and State Partners Launch Common Core Toolkit at Institute.21 Partnership for 21st Century Skills PR Newswire
Education officials say Montana is out of compliance, threaten to withhold money MATT VOLZ Associated Press July 08, 2011 Federal education officials are warning that Montana must get in line with its No Child Left Behind benchmarks by Aug. 15 or risk losing some of its funding.
Lessons from High-Performing Countries Secretary Duncan’s Remarks at National Center on Education and the Economy National Symposium MAY 24, 2011 The first is the state-led design and adoption of higher, internationally benchmarked academic standards—and the development of a new generation of assessments that will test higher-order thinking skills, much like the high-quality assessments used overseas. […]
The Dangerous Intersection of National Standards and Vouchers Imposing a Federal Curriculum on Private Schools – Why Voucher Programs that Require State Tests Are So Dangerous Education Liberty Watch June 20th, 2011 Wichita Observer
Real shame of APS cheating: “We have let testing corporations make mockery of education.” Maureen Downey Stephanie Jones July 14, 2011 Atlanta Journal Constitution It is widely known in educational research that the tests are poorly written, often scored incorrectly and by non-educators, and often evaluate pre-existing knowledge rather than content learned in school. It […]
Neal McCluskey: School czar flunks civics NEAL MCCLUSKEY July 10, 2011 The Orange County Register The burning question right now is what authority the U.S. Secretary of Education has to release states from NCLB’s requirements. It’s a topic brought to the fore by Secretary Arne Duncan’s threat that if Congress doesn’t reauthorize NCLB by the […]
Mack: Race to Top costs states, endangers democracy JOE MACK Jul. 13, 2011 The State We have a malignancy feeding on our democracy, and we have few leaders willing to fight it.