The pressure to raise state test scores under No Child Left Behind has led to a narrower curriculum that places math and reading above all other subjects, according to Susan Neuman, a critic of NCLB who was an assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education from 2001 through 2003. In an interview with a National Board Certified Teacher, Neuman discussed ideas for reform, keys to improvement and the goals of a group of educational leaders who believe NCLB is ineffective.

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