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Summary of Proposed Legislative Changes to ESEA/NCLB Press Release

Forum on Educational Accountability

Summary of Proposed Legislative Changes
to ESEA/NCLB

EDUCATION, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISABILITY, RELIGIOUS GROUPS PROMOTE "REDEFINING ACCOUNTABILITY" TO REPLACE "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" FOCU

Forum on Educational Accountability

for further information:
Sara Robertson (202) 230-8978 Robert Schaeffer (239)
395-6773
Dr. Monty Neill (617) 335-2115
EDUCATION, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISABILITY,
RELIGIOUS GROUPS PROMOTE "REDEFINING ACCOUNTABILITY"
TO REPLACE "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" FOCUS ON TESTS AND
SANCTIONS;

“No Child Left Behind” After Six Years: An Escalating Track Record of Failure

After six years, there is overwhelming evidence that the deeply flawed “No Child Left Behind” law (NCLB) is doing more harm than good in our nation’s public schools. NCLB’s test-and-punish approach to school reform relies on limited, one-size-fits-all tools that reduce education to little more than test prep. It produces unfair decisions and requires unproven, often irrational "solutions" to complex problems. NCLB is clearly underfunded, but fully funding a bad law is not a solution.

AYP Problems and Solutions Report

Letter sent to Maryland January 2008

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Letter from FairTest to all Presidential Candidates. October 2007

October 25, 2007

Dear Candidate for President:

As the only national organization with testing reform as its focus, FairTest has a more than 20-year history of working to improve assessment of America's students. We have addressed such issues as the proper role of college admissions exams in university admissions, state graduation and grade promotion tests, and the role of assessment in the No Child Left Behind law (NCLB).

Ed. Reform, Civil Rights, Child Advocacy Groups Tell Congress: Block Bush Plan to Force States to Expend Student Testing

NOTE: call in number for journalists
1-888-413-4411 for further information: Bob Schaeffer
confirm # 5186326 (941) 395-6773
(857) 350-8207

Senate-House Conferees Urged to "Address Fundamental Problems" In Elementary and Secondary Education Act Legislation

for information contact:
Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
Bob Schaeffer (941) 395-6773

for immediate release, Monday, July 23, 2001

 

100 National Education, Civil Rights, Religious & Disability Groups Call for Overhaul of "No Child Left Behind" Law; Urge

for further information:
Monty Neill (FairTest) (857) 350-8207
Michael T. S. Wotorson (NAACP) (410) 580-5614
Jan Resseger (United Church of Christ) (216) 308-9611
Reggie Felton (National School Boards Association) 703-838-6782
Joel Packer (NEA) (202) 822-7329

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