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ERIC Number: EJ782066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Assessing No Child Left Behind and the Rise of Neoliberal Education Policies
Hursh, David
American Educational Research Journal, v44 n3 p493-518 2007
No Child Left Behind and other education reforms promoting high-stakes testing, accountability, and competitive markets continue to receive wide support from politicians and public figures. This support, the author suggests, has been achieved by situating education within neoliberal policies that argue that such reforms are necessary within an increasingly globalized economy, will increase academic achievement, and will close the achievement gap. However, the author offers preliminary data suggesting that the reforms are not achieving their stated goals. Consequently, educators need to question whether neoliberal approaches to education should replace the previously dominant social democratic approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001