Ok, let’s end all those arguments about No Child Left Behind.
According to a new study, in the six years since the law was passed, student learning in the US has unquestionably improved and minority and low-income students have closed the achievement gap.
Well, that’s true if “learning” is totally defined by state reading and math standardized tests which focus on a very narrow slice of knowledge.
And if you actually accept that fifty-one different standards from fifty different states and DC are valid assessment tools.
And if you believe any change in those test scores can be attributed directly to NCLB, a conclusion even the researchers couldn’t support.
Move along. Nothing to see here.