No Child Left Behind’s measures of performance (Adequate Yearly Progress) consign schools to “failure” w/divergent, confusing picture of achievement across 50 states. Nor does data indicate how improvements must be made. It’s these elements of the law that are a failure.
The Mess of No Child Left Behind
Ten years after its inception, it appears increasingly clear that NCLB will not meet its ambitious 2014 goals. …In a report released Thursday, the Center on Education Policy found that 48% of the nation’s public schools failed to meet NCLB goals in 2011. This is up from 39% in 2010 and 29% in 2006…