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Standards-Based Reform and Accountability Policies

Benjamin Michael Superfine

in The Courts and Standards-Based Education Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337488
eISBN:
9780199868667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337488.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter engages in a detailed discussion of the standards-based reform movement. In particular, it discusses the history of standards-based reforms, the theories underlying standards-based ... More


“Yes We Can” Improve America’s Schools?: From No Child Left Behind to President Obama’s Education Initiatives, 2003–2011

Jesse H. Rhodes

in An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on the period between 2003 and 2011, which encompasses reaction against No Child Left Behind as well as the Obama administration's ambitious initiatives. It begins by describing ... More


The Road to No Child Left Behind, 1995–2002

Jesse H. Rhodes

in An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on the period between 1995 and 2002, which was bookended by the “Republican Revolution” against big government and by the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2002. ... More


No Child Left Behind: The Politics and Policy of Education Reform

Jonathan Parker

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Following his controversial ascendancy to the presidency, George W. Bush promised to be a ‘uniter, not a divider’. In the field of education, he fulfilled this promise by successfully shepherding the ... More


An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Jesse H. Rhodes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Since the early 1990s, the federal role in education—exemplified by the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)—has expanded dramatically. Yet states and localities have retained a central role ... More


Framing the Education Crisis

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter Two situates the themes of this book in broader social and political contexts. It compares the forces that have been driving calls for educational reform in Japan and the U.S. over the past ... More


Wedging into Power Politics

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157420
eISBN:
9780199894000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the Discovery Institute’s aggressive cultivation of political influence at the state and national levels. Its maneuverings in Washington State, Kansas, and Ohio are discussed in ... More


Education Policy from the New Deal to the Great Society: The Three Rs—Race, Religion, and Reds

Gareth Davies

in Conservatism and American Political Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195373929
eISBN:
9780199852291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373929.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When they voted for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB), conservative members of Congress embraced an extraordinary intrusion by the federal government into the affairs of the nation's school ... 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


The Courts and Standards-Based Education Reform

Benjamin Michael Superfine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337488
eISBN:
9780199868667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337488.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Since the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the courts have become an increasingly important force in education policy. This book examines the recent convergence of the ... More


The Role of the Political Branches: Negotiating Federalism

Erin Ryan

in Federalism and the Tug of War Within

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737987
eISBN:
9780199918652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737987.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter Eight summarizes the federalism safeguards debate, considers the role of negotiated governance, and highlights potential contributions from the academic negotiation literature. Most ... More


New Kids on the Block: George Washington Elementary School

David L. Kirp

in Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the work of Les Hanna, principal at George Washington Elementary School in Union City, New Jersey. Not long ago, the job of the principal was to run the school—ordering ... More


Deception, Dismantling, and Demise of Public Education

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This book comments on and details what it believes are ill-conceived, deceptive, fraudulent practices in education today that, although ostensibly attempting to solve educational problems, are, in ... More


“Criss-Cross Applesauce”: Keeping Control in the Classroom

Jane Juffer

in Don't Use Your Words!: Children's Emotions in a Networked World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479831746
eISBN:
9781479875870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831746.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter analyzes how the discourse of emotional intelligence intersects with national curriculum efforts such as No Child Left Behind and Common Core, as well as how these discourses play out in ... More


Sustaining

Donald J. Peurach

in Seeing Complexity in Public Education: Problems, Possibilities, and Success for All

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199736539
eISBN:
9780199914593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736539.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines SFAF’s work interpreting two simultaneous events in its environments that threatened the enterprise: economic turbulence following the “dot.com” collapse: and the passage of the ... 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


Roboeducation

Anne Lutz Fernandez and Catherine Lutz

in Life by Algorithms: How Roboprocesses Are Remaking Our World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226627427
eISBN:
9780226627731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627731.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In this chapter, authors Fernandez and Lutz explain how the American education system is being warped by roboprocesses. They lay out how, encouraged by initiatives including No Child Left Behind and ... More


George W. Bush, Compassionate Conservatism, and the Limits of “Racial Realism”

Steven F. Lawson

in Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049083
eISBN:
9780813046976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049083.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how President Bush promoted compassionate conservatism through his education policy, No Child Left Behind, and his support of diversity in his cabinet. Bush’s tactics reflected ... More


The Structural Safeguards of Federalism Bargaining

Erin Ryan

in Federalism and the Tug of War Within

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737987
eISBN:
9780199918652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737987.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter Nine explores the structural safeguards of bilateral balancing through the bargaining norms and media of exchange that accompany the trade in federalism entitlements. Federalism bargaining ... 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


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