A Think Twice Review of:
End It, Don’t Mend It: What to Do with No Child Left Behind
Think Twice - Oct 08, 2007
Publisher/Think Tank - Cato Institute
This report urges scrapping the No Child Left Behind law and replacing it with a national voucher or tax credit system.
Reviewer(s) - Bruce Fuller, University of California-Berkeley
Fuller’s review offers praise for the report’s analysis of how NCLB has failed to deliver on its promise of raising student achievement and has resulted in a number of negative consequences for schools including narrowing curriculum and a lowering of the achievement bar. Fuller criticizes the report for its use of “highly selective, even misleading” research to make some of its points. He also points out that the report ignores or downplays research raising serious questions about the benefits of market proposals such as school vouchers.