Derthick, Martha; Dunn, Joshua M.
June 2009
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2009, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p1015
Academic Journal
The article discusses the campaign for accountability in education reform during the administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush. The flaws of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act with regard to educational standards and disaggregration of students are tackled. The role of former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings in bringing the accountability campaign into colleges and universities is also tackled. The Department of Education was prohibited from regulating accreditation when the Congress renewed the Higher Education Act.


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