Let’s Stop Making Poor Investments in Education

March 25, 2015 Christopher B. Nelson

After more than a decade of “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB)—the 2001 Act of Congress that was supposed “to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice”—it has clearly failed. Congress is busily engaged in efforts to reform the bill, whose reauthorization remains doubtful. In his recent article for Newsweek.com, Paul Thomas writes about the reasons for the failure. He begins by noting the dependence of

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