Episode 6: English Learner Accountability post-NCLB

In 2001, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was reauthorized as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) under the premise of greater accountability and school choice. It was passed with bipartisan support, but over the course of the subsequent 12 years became increasingly criticized from all sides of the political spectrum. Looking ahead to the ESEA reauthorization and the end of NCLB, Hopkins, Thompson, Linquanti, Hakuta, & August (2013) provide recommendations on English Learner accountability that is more meaningful for teachers and policymakers.

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