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Many Children Left Behind: The Problems with the Promises of Accountability in Education
This paper begins with a brief history of accountability in education law, followed by a closer examination of accountability and its role in NCLBA. The paper then examines some key problems and concerns with the effectiveness ...
Bridging the Gap Between Family and School: After-School Programs for At-Risk Youth
Although the potential benefits of expanded after-school programming should be offered to all children, the focus of this paper will be exclusively on low-income, minority students -- those that face significant structural ...
No Child Left Behind and the Achievement Gap: Disadvantaged Students Are No Better Off Than Before. Now What?
It is clear that students are entering school with gaps, but from factors that are somewhat malleable. There is a potential for recovery from coming in with gaps, particularly related to health and nutrition. Tanner et al ...
Setting the Precedent: NYC Education Reforms 2002-2007
This paper examines the process of reform in NYC, over the past five years, to determine whether the reforms have adequately addressed the problems within the NYC school system. The paper begins by examining the conditions ...
A Spectacular Minority: Charter Schools that Respond to the Problem of Poverty in Public Education
There are two important questions to keep in mind throughout this paper. The first of these is how "success" ought to be defined. Is it college entrance and graduation? Is it a certain type or level of occupation; that is, ...