Frederick M. Hess
Frederick M. Hess
Home  |  Bio  |  Mobile Site
Pundicity: Informed Opinion and Review
 

Books by Frederick M. Hess

Cover of No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind
A Primer

by Frederick M. Hess and Michael J. Petrilli
Peter Lang Publishing, 2006. 160 pp. $16.95
February 2006

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is the single most influential piece of federal education legislation in American history, and Hess and Petrilli provide a concise yet comprehensive look at this important and controversial act. Signed into law in 2002, NCLB seeks to ensure that all American students are proficient in math, reading, and science by 2014. Trumping two centuries of state primacy in K-12 education, it set standards for measuring student performance, ensuring the quality of teachers, and providing options for students in ineffective schools. The authors trace the heritage of these new policies, explain how they work, and examine the challenges of their implementation.

home   |   biography   |   articles   |   blog   |   books   |   mailing list   |   mobile site