Harkin proposal for revision of NCLB has arrived

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Harkin has released his Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013. A re-authorization of ESEA and revision to NCLB. I will try to produce Cloaking Inequity’s analysis in the next few days.

Press release: http://lnkd.in/nZJjKT

Bill: http://lnkd.in/mrG3Ns

Bill summary: http://lnkd.in/DvA3pY

See Cloaking Inequity’s posts on high-stakes testing and accountability.

I am in Brazil for meetings at the Senate in Brasilia, so internet and time has not been easy to come by the past few days. Although I did visit Iguazu Falls yesterday.


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Categories: Accountability, High-Stakes Testing

Author:Julian Vasquez Heilig

Julian Vasquez Heilig is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning and African and African Diaspora Studies (by courtesy) at the University of Texas at Austin.

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4 Comments on “Harkin proposal for revision of NCLB has arrived”

  1. Zane Wubbena
    June 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    1150 page long — What’s a good approach?

  2. Zane Wubbena
    June 4, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Reblogged this on PHIGURITOWT.

  3. Monty J. Thornburg
    June 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    There seems to be something for everyone in the proposal. Talk about a budget buster from the Fed. from a conservative point of view! How can something like this get passed with the House blocking everything that might give the (Black Guy) African American President credit? With that bunch in control of the House, a group that just makes stuff up to suit their ideology it seems impossible. Also, with these conservatives in the house it all really seems to be about race and mindless austerity and at best, this can only be a starting point. Look at the latest out of Philadelphia, PA where a prison replaces schools! That’s tell it all how these conservatives think! Nice try Sen. Harkin but I just don’t see it happening.

  4. June 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    The early reports indicate that Harkin’s bill has high stakes tests as the primary means of accountability… Money for testing to prove what we already know…

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