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Document Number: 5070

No Child Left Behind: The Mathematics of Guaranteed Failure - The author examines the variables he believes render the attainment of NCLB's noble goals unrealistic. He explains the method of calculating district adequate yearly progress and projects consequences using Indiana in a hypothetical situation. He also finds that almost every school and district in the state would eventually be penalized for underperformance under NCLB. In conclusion, at best, NCLB will not better education or help low-performing students, and, at worst, will create obstacles to the school improvement systems and positive change already in progress in the states. The other articles in this issue of Educational Horizons also deal with NCLB. (Lowell C. Rose, Educational Horizons, Pi Lambda Theta, Winter 2004)...


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