Editorial: It's far too soon to call NCLB a success

09/27/2006 | San Francisco Chronicle

Deeming NCLB a success, as U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings did in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed piece yesterday, is premature, given that the San Francisco Unified School District, whose score gains she touted, has failed to meet "adequate yearly progress" goals for three straight years, the newspaper editorial argues. The most glaring failure of the law, they say, is that it has not yet shrunk the "yawning" achievement gap between black and Latino students, on one hand, and white and Asian peers on the other.

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