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Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Jill P. Koyama

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies—the largest of which are private, for-profit ... More


Competence Motivation in Head Start: An Early Childhood Link to Learning

Heather L. Rouse and John W. Fantuzzo

in Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326819
eISBN:
9780199847532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326819.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Gaps for minority and low-income students' achievements have shown minute changes over the past two decades which have resulted in mandated improvements for public education. A major federal ... More


How Common Standards and Standardized Testing Widen the Opportunity Gap

Christopher H. Tienken and Yong Zhao

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Christopher Tienken and Yong Zhao describe how current policies exacerbate the educational conditions that afflict vulnerable children and consequently widen the educational opportunity gap. The ... More


The Possibility of Public Education

Mara Casey Tieken

in Why Rural Schools Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618487
eISBN:
9781469618500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.003.0009
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter discusses the various policies and educational reforms that have unsettled rural communities in Arkansas. It focuses on Senator Jim Argue's view regarding district consolidation and his ... More


Introduction

in Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226660714
eISBN:
9780226660738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660738.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

It is essential to understand the connection between teacher professionalism and civil rights to grasp fully the what is central to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation that not only has an ... More


Conclusion: Moving beyond Rights?: Teacher Professionalism and Civil Rights in the Era of No Child Left Behind

in Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226660714
eISBN:
9780226660738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660738.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter outlines the recent efforts that teacher unions have made to address the quality of education in minority schools, the limits they have faced in their efforts, and the ways in which the ... More


Engaging Failure: Probing the Problematics and Politics of Policy

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Implementing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) continues to be challenging at the district level because people do not automatically do what they are told. This chapter documents the appropriation of NCLB ... More


Neglecting Failure: Ignoring the Need for “Help”

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The juxtaposition of the stated goal to fix failure and the daily actions in which failure was admittedly ignored illuminates the ways in which failure was made to matter through inactions. This ... More


The Titans Meet the State: Federal Accountability and School Transformation

Douglas S. Reed

in Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter continues the examination of accountability policies in Alexandria, focusing on federal efforts to improve the city’s educational achievement through No Child Left Behind and the School ... More


High-Stakes Testing: Performance-Driven Accountability Policies and Achievement Outcomes

Jaekyung Lee

in The Anatomy of Achievement Gaps: Why and How American Education is Losing (but can still Win) the War on Underachievement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190217648
eISBN:
9780190457921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217648.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the question of high-stakes testing policy and accountability. How effective are performance-driven educational policies under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act? What ... More


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