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Document Number: 6963

Reality Check 2006: Is Support for Standards Fading? - This report finds that five years into the implementation of NCLB and over a dozen years into the standards movement in American education, the public now sees these reforms as "necessary, but not sufficient." The report shows that relatively few parents, teachers, principals or superintendents see more of the same as the best course for the future. Among parents, standards and testing come in a distant second to backing smaller classes and more funding. Fewer than one in four parents picked standards out of the four options. Among the educators, support for focusing primarily on standards and testing is in the single digits. (Jean Johnson, Ana Maria Arumi and Amber Ott, Public Agenda, 2006) ...

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