Professor Kim Fries discusses No Child Left Behind reform on NHPTV, Feb. 26, 2010
Eight years after it was first enacted, the federal No Child Left Behind Act is facing a major overhaul. The law originally passed with wide bipartisan support but over the years, critics have charged that it imposes harsh standards on schools with large special needs populations. They also say it forces students to prepare for tests instead of focusing on a broader curriculum. NH Outlook looks at the proposed changes to No Child Left Behind, and talks with educators about how those changes could affect students and teachers in New Hampshire.
Participating in the program are Mark Joyce, Executive Director of the NH School Administrators Association; Rhonda Wesolowski, President of NH NEA; Kathleen Murphy, Director of Division of Instruction, NH Department of Education; and Kim Fries, Associate Professor of Education, UNH.