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What Congress Could Do Right Now to Improve Education

by Jeff Bryant
Education Opportunity Network 

“There’s some evidence a revision to NCLB may be in the offing, which many folks believe is a good thing … In the rewriting of the NCLB law, it is the undesirables, to a great degree, rather than the ’empirical evidence,’ such that it is, or the desirables, that are driving the process … What would be preferable, of course, is to have federal education policy based on a more robust idea of what works and designed to achieve outcomes that are truly desirable. But if stopping the tyranny of the testocracy is the best we can do right now, that alone seems a good enough reason to hope Congress acts and passes a revision of NCLB before the year’s end.”

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