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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History


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