Recommendations on Changes to NCLB

Last Updated: July 18, 2009

This article appeared in the July 2009 Rural Policy Matters.

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The Rural Trust joined more than 80 other national organizations in supporting an overhaul of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) by signing on to “Empowering Schools and Improving Learning: A Joint Organizational Statement on the Federal Role in Public Schooling.” The organizing document, released by the Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA), makes specific recommendations about how the law should be changed during its upcoming reauthorization process.
Recommendations include providing better progress measurements, better proficiency targets for schools to meet, and replacing sanctions that do not work with ones that can help schools improve. The recommendations also call for additional funding to meet the requirements of NCLB and for full funding of Title I programs. FEA held briefings on Capitol Hill last month to publicize the release of the document.
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