"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, August 02, 2007

NY Times Reports "Study" Supportive of NCLB Expansion in High Schools

Does the Times have anything yet on the Fuller study that shows progress on test scores and achievement gaps slowed since NCLB? Nope. Just this report on the latest dreck from the ever-reliable neo-lib technocrats at Ed Trust, calling for expansion of NCLB in the high schools (to help minority children, of course):

. . . .While the No Child Left Behind law has created a national focus on reading and math proficiencies, it has done little to raise expectations for the number of students graduating from high school, the report said.

Because the law allowed states wide latitude, the goals for graduation rates vary widely. Nevada, for example, says its goal is to graduate 50 percent of its students; Iowa sets a target of 95 percent. . . .

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