June 28, 2007
NCLB IS WORKING – Special Edition
The Business Coalition for Student Achievement – representing a diverse coalition of business leaders from every sector of the economy – strongly urges Congress to reauthorize and strengthen the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act this year. The Coalition believes that improving the performance of the K-12 education system in the United States is necessary to provide a strong foundation for both U.S. competitiveness and for individuals to succeed in our rapidly changing world.
The Center for Education Policy, a national nonprofit policy group, released last week a comprehensive report titled, Answering the Question that Matters Most: Has Student Achievement Increased Since No Child Left Behind?
And the answer is Yes!
The report showed that the nation's students performed significantly better on state reading and math tests since the passage of NCLB five years ago. It also noted that the achievement gap between black and white students is shrinking in many states and that the pace of student gains increased after the law was enacted.
These encouraging results reflect the hard work that educators and students put into improving reading and math achievement since NCLB. Now is not the time to turn back the clock.
Please urge members of Congress to reauthorize NCLB this year in order to continue to strengthen the law. For more information, or to view the full report, click here
Top Ten Myths About NCLB
NCLB is working. Unfortunately, misinformation about NCLB undermines the law’s potential for continued support and success. Our goal is to dispel the most common myths around NCLB so that we can continue to make progress in educating our children. Here are the Top Ten Myths about NCLB, along with the facts to help set the record straight.
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NCLB’s Second Act. Bangor Daily News.
Study: Federal Tutoring Helping Students. Associated Press.
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