Negative Implications Of No Child Left Behind: As Graduation Rates Go Down, School Ratings Go Up

via a Lauren Rosen Yeazel email:

Texas’ public school accountability system, the model for the national No Child Left Behind Act, directly contributes to lower graduation rates, according to new research. Each year Texas public high schools lose at least 135,000 youth prior to graduation — a disproportionate number of whom are African-American, Latino and English-as-a-second-language students.