The Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2011
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Our view: The law’s original goal of holding underperforming schools accountable has become a ticking time bomb that threatens to punish school districts across the country
The news last week that nearly 90 percent of Baltimore City elementary and middle schools failed last year to make adequate yearly progress is less an indictment of the city educational system than it is evidence of the flaws of the Bush-era’s No Child Left Behind Act of 2003.