Title

From New Deal to No Deal: No Child Left Behind and the Devolution of Responsibility for Equal Opportunity

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

29 p.

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Harvard Education Publishing Group

Source Publication

Harvard Educational Review

Source ISSN

0017-8055

Abstract

In this article, Harvey Kantor and Robert Lowe explore the progression of American social policy and its relation to educational reform from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal to President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The authors assert that this progression has been marked by the federal government's gradual divestment in public social provisions, and that the potential for NCLB to deliver on its promise of improved achievement of all students is limited by the erosion of the social and economic supports that are key components of educational success. Kantor and Lowe conclude that while NCLB intensifies the importance placed on education at the federal level, it contributes at the same time to the diminution of political support for a more expansive view of public social provision.

Comments

Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 76, No. 4 (Winter, 2006): 474-502. Permalink. © 2006 Harvard Education Publishing Group.