SAT scores show that student achievement is down slightly in critical reading and writing, and the achievement gap has widened among some groups of students. "You can't look at these results and say that NCLB has been an enormous success," said Jack Jennings, president of the Center on Education Policy, a nonpartisan research organization. "The bottom line is the country is changing dramatically. Unless minority kids are educated better, we are going to be in trouble."

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