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Russo, Charles J. – Journal of Education, 2005
When dealing with the issues of quality control and the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their school-aged children, one of the key factors that affects parental rights is compulsory attendance laws. Put another way, insofar as parents must educate their children, whether in regular public or nonpublic schools or by homeschooling…
Descriptors: State Officials, Federal Legislation, Student Rights, Quality Control
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Stillings, Cara – Journal of Education, 2005
Amid concerns about standards, testing, and accountability, talk of the impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on another recent education reform, charter schooling, is conspicuously absent. As public schools, charter schools across the country are subject to NCLB's testing requirements. At first blush, it seems only fair that charter schools…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Institutional Autonomy, Federal Legislation
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Rossell, Christine H. – Journal of Education, 2005
Details about the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act that pertain to limited English proficient children are discussed.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Limited English Speaking
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Hess, Frederick M.; Petrilli, Michael J. – Journal of Education, 2004
On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law. Surrounded by smiling members of the Democratic and Republican leadership, the President declared, "as of this hour, America's schools will be on a new path of reform, and a new path of results". NCLB brought sweeping changes to the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
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McTighe, Joe – Journal of Education, 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act has had a pervasive effect on American education in its drive to bring about improvement in student achievement through assessment and accountability. In its standards-based approach to reform, measurement by standardized tests is everything. In this article, the author discusses the issue of private school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Private Schools, Accountability, Educational Change
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Fritzberg, Gregory J. – Journal of Education, 2003
The "No Child Left Behind" act passed during the term of President George W. Bush, which requires every school to make adequate yearly progress toward academic proficiency for all its students, is critically evaluated.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Accountability