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School Reformation

What are the chances of passage when it comes to school reformation.

What obstacles can be foreseen from colleagues the president and the judiciary to get a bill passed for school reformation?

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1. What are the chances of passage when it comes to school reformation?

Passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in January 2001 capped a wave of school reform dating back to the publication of A Nation at Risk in 1983. This influential report drew widespread attention to the failure of the U.S. educational system to provide a skilled workforce necessary for the nation to remain globally competitive. Furthermore, as economists Richard Murnane and Frank Levy have persuasively documented in Teaching the New Basic Skills, insufficiently educated adults face declining wages in the rapidly emerging knowledge-based economy. (1)

However, from another camp, many school reformers argue that reform needs to focus on systemic reform instead of smaller policy initiatives (see attached article). For example, Systemic reform is a term central to the improvement of K-12 science education. The National Science Education "System Standards" clarifies what is meant by the term. An excerpt follows:

"A view of a system requires understanding the whole in terms of interacting component subsystems, ...

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Thorugh discussion and research, this solution discusses the chances of passage when it comes to school reformation, as well as the obstacles that can be foreseen from colleagues, the president and the judiciary to get a bill passed for school reformation.

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