Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Unlike any other text in Educational Administration, this book allows students the unusual opportunity to experience the inner voice of principals as they discuss the many decisions they make and the multitude of people they must engage.
Chapter 13: A Superintendent's Perspective on NCLB
A Superintendent's Perspective on NCLB
President George W. Bush identified educational reform as his number one domestic priority. On January 23, 2001, he sent his No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education plan to Congress and asked it to consider ways in which the federal government can be far more involved and effective in working with our public school system. It is hoped that this federal role would close the achievement gap between those students who have historically realized success in our system and those disadvantaged and minority children who have not. There are essentially four principles that provide the foundation for Bush's comprehensive education reform plan:
- Stronger accountability for results
- Expanded flexibility and local control
- Expanded options for parents
An emphasis on teaching methods that ...