One in five California schools falls short on standards

10/14/2004 | San Francisco Chronicle

California Superintendent Jack O'Connell announced yesterday that 1,626 public schools failed to meet federal targets, a 45% jump over last year's number. While supporters believe NCLB's provisions ensure struggling schools are given extra help, middle school science teacher Anthony Cody complains the law labels teachers as "failures," because they haven't "cured society's ills."

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