Within Our Reach presents a mid-term assessment of the Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind Act. Seeking to protect this historic legislation from its enemies while fixing its shortcomings, the members of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education offer recommendations for changes in NCLB aimed at ensuring that its ambitious goals for America's children and schools can be reached.
John E. Chubb is distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the chief education officer and one of the founders of Edison Schools, a private manager of public schools, including many charter schools. Edison Schools today operate 130 schools in 19 states, with approximately 70,000 students. Chubb is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the coauthor of A Lesson in School Reform from Great Britain, and the author of Politics, Markets, and America's Schools.
Chapter 1 Prologue Chapter 2 Executive Summary Chapter 3 1. Saving No Child Left Behind Chapter 4 2. A Historical Perspective on a Historic Piece of Legislation Chapter 5 3. Standards, Testing, and Accountability Chapter 6 4. Adequate Yearly Progress: Refining the Heart of the No Child Left Behind Act Chapter 7 5. Impacts and Implications of State Accountability Systems Chapter 8 6. Fixing Failing Schools in California Chapter 10 7. A Conflict of Interest: District Regulation of School Choice and Supplemental Services Chapter 11 8. A Highly Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom