Failing our Children: How "No Child Left Behind" Undermines Quality and Equity in Education

Authors: Monty Neill, Lisa Guisbond, and Bob Schaeffer Source: Fairtest: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing

According to this report, the first two years of implementation of the controversial "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) law have damaged education quality and equity because of the law's incorrect assumptions and arbitrary requirements. In addition to critiquing NCLB, the authors outline a fundamentally different approach to assessment and accountability that would better promote needed school reforms.