NCLB: Thoughts for Congress
As Congress debates the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, Education Week and edweek.org have been home to a lively NCLB discussion as well.
In September, an opinion piece on ending 'accountability loopholes' by U.S. Rep. George Miller prompted a rebuttal from fellow House Education and Labor Committee member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon. More recently, in the paper's Nov. 7, 2007, issue, four scholars offered their thoughts for Congress, which ranged from reducing the federal government's role in education policy to rethinking the way teacher quality is defined and assessed.
Now we'd like to hear from you. What advice would you give Congress as it prepares to reauthorize the law?