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The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Jal Mehta

Abstract

Ted Kennedy and George W. Bush agreed on little, but united behind the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Passed in late 2001, it was hailed as a dramatic new departure in school reform. It would make the states set high standards, measure student progress, and hold failing schools accountable. A decade later, NCLB has been repudiated on both sides of the aisle. According to Jal Mehta, we should have seen it coming. Far from new, it was the same approach to school reform that Americans have tried before. In The Allure of Order, Mehta recounts a century of attempts at revitalizing public educatio ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199942060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199942060.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jal Mehta, author