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January 18, 2020

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No Child Left Behind
Last Featured: 8/16/2004

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Sweeping educational reforms passed in 2001 sharply divided teachers and policy makers over the direction of our nation’s schools. Proponents say the changes increase accountability and open doors to new options for parents of children in failing institutions. Critics charge that the bill’s intent and impact are quite different as poor, urban schools are tagged as failures and marked for closure at the same time the students are denied entrance to better funded, higher performing schools.

Stan Karp is a 25 year veteran high school teacher and the lead teacher of the Communication’s Academy, a school restructuring project. He is editor of the journal Rethinking Schools and has written widely on issues of school reform and educational policy. His articles have appeared in Education Week, Educational Leadership, and The National Catholic Reporter. He is a co-editor of Funding for Justice: Money, Equity and the Future of Public Education and the recently published Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom. Mr. Karp is also a founding member of the National Coalition of Education Activists.

Dr. Eugene W. Hickock is the U.S. Under Secretary of Education. He is one of the Education Department's top three ranking officials and serves as a principal adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Hickock was Pennsylvania's secretary of education where he was a powerful advocate for parental choice and accountability in education. He has served on the boards of trustees of Pennsylvania's four state-related universities, and on the state system of higher education's board of governors. He was a founding member and chairman of the Education Leaders Council.

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"Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that, by the time they leave school, every boy and girl should know how much they don’t know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."

— English journalist, Sir William Haley

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