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Many Children Left Behind: How the No Child Left Behind Act is Damaging Our Children and Our Schoolsby Deborah Meier
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The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is counterproductive and destructive to the goal of improving public education in the United States, collectively argue the contributors of these six essays. They describe how the "test and punish" regime of the NCLB, because disabilities are strongly correlated with poverty, will further damage the ability of schools in poor communities to provide for their students as they fall behind in testing scores and are punished for it financially. They also explore how the NCLB can be considered a Trojan horse for school privatization and put forth an alternative agenda for school reform.
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About the Author
Deborah Meier is the MacArthur Award-winning founder of the Central Park East School in East Harlem and the Mission Hill School in Boston. The author of The Power of Their Ideas and Will Standards Save Public Education? (Beacon / 0441-3 / $12.00 pb), she lives in Hillsdale, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.
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