Federal education law meets with mixed results
The first nationwide test to permit an appraisal of President Bush's signature education law rendered mixed results, with even some supporters of the law expressing disappointment. Math scores were up slightly but eighth-grade reading showed a decline, and there was only modest progress toward closing the achievement gap between white and minority students, which is one of the Bush administration's primary goals. In many categories, reports Sam Dillon, the gap remains as wide as it was in the early 1990s. Details: New York Times.
Tags: Education, No Child Left Behind, Achievement Gap, K-12, Math, Reading