Diance Ravitch has an op-ed article in the New York Times today urging major overhaul of NCLB.
Her proposal is first, to abandon the silly rhetorical goal of 100% proficiency, and second, to abandon the flawed state level tests.
In place of the tests she proposes that the federal government collect all statistical data, in line with the national assessment of educational progress or NAEP, and then support the states in providing local solutions for the specific problems the tests reveal.
See her article at:
Ravitch's article can be a good jumping off platform for further thoughts on NCLB. Please consider offering a comment about it.