Fordham Institute Event: Is It Time to Turn the Page on Federal Accountability in Education?

Is it Time to Turn the Page on Federal Accountability in Education?

June 15, 2011 - 4:00 pm
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th Street NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

With ESEA reauthorization looming, there’s much debate over the proper role for the federal government in holding schools accountable. In their recent ESEA Briefing Book, Fordham Institute President Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Executive Vice President Michael J. Petrilli argue that it’s time to turn the page on federally-mandated accountability (such as “Adequate Yearly Progress” and connected sanctions), since it can’t successfully be imposed from Washington. Instead, they say, Uncle Sam should ensure that education results and finances are transparent to the public—and leave it to the states and districts to do the rest.

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Cynthia G. Brown

Vice President
Education Policy
Center for American Progress

Daniel A. Domenech

Executive Director
American Association of School Administrators

Jennifer Marshall

Domestic Policy Studies
Heritage Foundation

Michael  J. Petrilli

Executive Vice President
Thomas B. Fordham Institute