Author: Jackie Dee King

JACKIE DEE KING worked for FairTest as statewide coordinator of the Massachusetts Coalition for Authentic Reform in Education. In that position, she organized parents, teachers, and students to oppose the discriminatory aspects of high-stakes testing and to fight for true reform in public schools.

Stealing Our Schools

THE FEDERAL "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" law is in trouble. Critics and supporters alike predict that it will not be reauthorized in this legislative year. A growing chorus of voices from the grassroots and from major national organizations is calling for an overhaul of the law or even scrapping it altogether. Many teachers and parents hope that a newly elected Administration next year will examine the damage being done by the current law and take steps to change it.