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ESEA Reauthorization: Everyone's Cards Are on the Table. Now Let's Make a Deal

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Democrats across and beyond the nation's capital are up in arms about the ESEA reauthorization proposals released by House GOP leaders on Friday. Or at least they are pretending to be.

A is for Accountability*; What's at Stake in the ESEA Debate**

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 01.03.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

We know that setting annual (and ever-rising) targets in NCLB put pressure on states to keep their "cut scores" modest so they didn't unintentionally label every school in their jurisdiction as failing.

The Times Has It Right on ESEA Renewal: Just Say No!

Peter Meyer | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

It is past time to fix NCLB -- but it is not the time for retreat on the need to raise standards and hold educators accountable for student performance.