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Great New Statistic

Here's a great new statistic about NCLB mandates - from no less than the U.S. Department of Education's Office of the Inspector General. In a very brief recent report on US DOE monitoring and enforcement of the law, Compliance Requirements within Title I, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/auditreports/s06e0027.pdf, the report found the following:

"We identified 588 SEA and LEA compliance requirements within Title I, Part A of the NCLB Act--566 requirements in Subpart 1 and 22
requirements in Subpart 2."

"We concluded that the requirements not specifically identified for monitoring need to be reviewed and evaluated to determine whether all of the requirements are necessary to fulfill the goals of the NCLB Act ... In view of the number of requirements included in the NCLB Act and the corresponding resources necessary to comply with and monitor those requirements, the Department should ensure that all of the requirements are necessary."

Please note that the 599 mandates are just for Title I, and don't include any of the requirements for highly qualified teachers and
paraprofessionals, English language learners, military recruitment, safe schools, etc.!

— Joel Packer


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