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Lozenski, Brian D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Brian D. Lozenski explores why Gloria Ladson-Billings's 2006 pronouncement of the nation's "education debt," as opposed to "achievement gap," has not gained traction in the national discourse around educational disparity. He contends that education debt is a more nuanced, historically based, and generative…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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Mehta, Jal – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this essay, Jal Mehta examines the challenges faced by American schooling and the reasons for persistent failure of American school reforms to achieve successful educational outcomes at scale. He concludes that many of the problems faced by American schools are artifacts of the bureaucratic form in which the education sector as a whole was…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
From the unique perspective gained heading Obama's education policy transition team, Darling-Hammond describes President Obama's commitment to making the education of every child a collective responsibility and reviews the major tenets of the new administration's plans for education. She reflects on the importance of suggested policy changes,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Presidents, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement
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Behrent, Megan – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
High school teacher Megan Behrent reflects on the impact of Obama's election on the students in her high school classroom. Obliged to temper her students' joyful exuberance on the morning of November 5, 2008, Behrent found that the election fervor highlighted for her the ways that schooling under NCLB has constrained both educators and students,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Presidents, African Americans
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Au, Wayne – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
In this essay, Wayne Au carefully considers the educational stance of Barack Obama by exploring the president's speeches and his personnel and policy choices. Au considers the election of Obama as a moment of possibility for change in American education, but also questions whether Obama's hopeful message about education will be fully realized,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Presidents, Educational Change
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Reyes, Luis O. – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this article, Luis O. Reyes provides a retrospective of the historic 1974 Aspira Consent Decree between the New York City Board of Education and Aspira of New York, which established bilingual instruction as a legally enforceable federal entitlement for New York City's non-English-speaking Puerto Rican and Latino students. Reyes analyzes the…
Descriptors: Puerto Ricans, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Hispanic American Students
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Kantor, Harvey; Lowe, Robert – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this article, Harvey Kantor and Robert Lowe explore the progression of American social policy and its relation to educational reform from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal to President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The authors assert that this progression has been marked by the federal government's gradual…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Presidents, Educational Change, Federal Government
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Paige, Rod – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this essay, former secretary of education Rod Paige depicts the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as the culmination of more than half a century of urgent but largely unheeded calls for reform of the nation's public education system. He explains the rationale for the design of NCLB and responds to several criticisms of the legislation, including…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Education, Educational Change, Public Schools
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Borkowski, John W.; Sneed, Maree – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
Drawing on their legal expertise and their experience working with public school districts, John W. Borkowski and Maree Sneed discuss the controversies surrounding the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). They acknowledge that its principal benefits lie in its recognition of the right of each child to learn and be assessed by…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Test Results, Outcomes of Education, Equal Education
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Hess, Frederick M. – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this article, Frederick Hess discusses public opinion trends related to educational issues from the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002 through 2006. Using data from three separate public opinion polls, Hess analyzes the general public's and parents' opinions on several issues, including the proper use of large-scale…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Choice, Public Support, Public Opinion
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Sunderman, Gail L.; Orfield, Gary – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In recognition of the increased demands facing state education departments in this accountability-focused era, Gail L. Sunderman and Gary Orfield present results from a study on the response of these agencies to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In this article, Sunderman and Orfield analyze issues of state capacity, compiling data from…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Role, Educational Finance, Accountability
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Sternberg, Betty J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this essay, Betty J. Sternberg argues that the increased money and time spent on meeting the summative testing requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) adds little to the existing "gold standard" testing conducted by the State of Connecticut. Sternberg highlights the challenges faced by one state in meeting the requirements…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Testing, Academic Achievement
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Blumenthal, Richard – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In April 2005, Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal filed the first lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education over the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In this essay, Attorney General Blumenthal presents Connecticut's reasons for legally challenging NCLB. He argues that prior to ratification of the act, Connecticut had been…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing, Lawyers, Federal Government
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
Although No Child Left Behind (NCLB) aims to close the achievement gap that parallels race and class, some of its key provisions are at odds with reforms that are successfully overhauling the large, comprehensive high schools that traditionally have failed students of color and low-income students in urban areas. While small, restructured schools…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), High Schools
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Garcia, Veronica – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this article, four urban high school students and their student leadership and social justice class advisor address the question, "What are high school students' perspectives on the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) definition of a highly qualified teacher?" As the advisor to the course, Garcia challenged her students to examine…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High School Students, High Schools, Personal Narratives
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