Bridging Differences is a new blog on Education Week done as a dialogue between education reformers Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch, smart people who don’t agree on many things.
Kevin Carey on Quick and the Ed questions Meier’s throwaway line about Title 1 (No Child Left Behind) being a thousand-page monstrosity that nobody reads. The law, which runs 669 pages in his edition, reauthorizes all the pre-existing education laws, he points out.
Title I, Part A — which is what most people mean when they refer to “NCLB” — runs 91 pages. The really controversial testing and accountability provisions are only a subset of that.
I do wonder how many people have read it.