Meens, David, and Kenneth R. Howe, "NCLB and Its Wake: Bad News for Democracy." Teachers College Record, 117(No.6, 2015), 1-44.
Examines the eclipse of local control through NCLB; relates democratic policy-making theory to the circumstances of NCLB and shows how NCLB undermines teaching children meaningful participation in democratic politics; offers a set of guidelines for assessing future federal education policies in terms of democratic principles; related articles and critiques follow this article.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study
Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History
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