Public Agenda

Reality Check 2006, Issue No. 3

Is Support for Standards and Testing Fading?


The third in our series of Reality Check reports finds that five years into the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act and over a dozen years into the so-called standards movement in American education, the public now sees these reforms as "necessary, but not sufficient." This is consistent across a number of indicators among all groups surveyed by Public Agenda -- parents, students, teachers and administrators.

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