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Today in History: No Child Left Behind 

Highly controversial and consequential it proved over its lifetime, No Child Left Behind was signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002. This landmark legislation was co-authored by Representatives John Boehner (R-OH), George Miller (D-CA), and Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), supporting standards-based education reform, where high standards and measurable …

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Ethnically qualified : race, merit, and the selection of urban teachers, 1920-1980 

Title: Ethnically qualified  : race, merit, and the selection of urban teachers, 1920-1980  Author :  Christina Collins Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press Call number: LB2835.26.N7 C65 2011 From the Publisher: Why did the New York City school district once have the lowest ratio of minority teachers to minority students of any large urban school system in the country? Using an array of historical sources, this provocative book explores …

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Making Failure Pay, with Jill Koyama 

A little discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire afterschool tutoring companies, the largest of which are private, for-profit corporations, and to pay them with federal funds. In this book talk, Jill Koyama, author of Making Failure Pay: For Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, …

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