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Remember Voltaire’s character Pangloss from Candide—the guy who saw the world through rose-colored glasses? For Pangloss, everything was fine and dandy, despite resounding evidence to the contrary. Education Sector, the Washington, DC-based think tank, created a NCLB-related index in his honor. The Pangloss Index For the second year in a row, Education Sector's Pangloss Index ranked states according to their own reports to the U.S. Department of Education about their progress on the No Child Left Behind Act. Accountability measures reported include student proficiency, adequate yearly progress, graduation rates, teacher and paraprofessional qualifications, access to professional development, ...


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