Document Number: 4906Rolling Up Their Sleeves - This report examines the attitudes of public school leaders about their jobs and the challenges they face. The authors found that school leaders say their biggest headaches are funding and the time it takes to comply with a blizzard of local, state and federal mandates. Some 93% of superintendents and 88% of principals say their district has experienced "an enormous increase in responsibilities and mandates without getting the resources necessary to fulfill them." Almost nine in 10 call No Child Left Behind an "unfunded mandate," and most say the law "will require many adjustments before it can work." A summary of selected findings also is available. To download a free copy of the full report, a brief registration is required. (Steve Farkas, Jean Johnson and Ann Duffett with Beth Syat and Jackie Vine, Public Agenda, 2003)...
No Child Left Behind