Opinion: American education system can't fulfill NCLB's promise

10/27/2006 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

NCLB by itself can't get all children proficient in reading and math by 2014, because the federal law never changed the fundamental "institutional architecture" of an American public education system that puts its own needs before those of children, argues former deputy secretary of education Eugene Hickok. At best, he concludes, the law serves as a "wake-up call" that what's needed is "an American education revolution," which Hickok says is necessary to give families control over their children's education.

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