Symposium finds that
Symposium finds that "No Child Left Behind" federal education Act of 2001 does not address the needs of high school students.
Under the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act of 2001, states are required to measure the achievement of students in grades 3-8, but the legislation does not address how to raise the performance of high school students. According to the commissioned papers from Preparing America's Future" The High School Symposium, American high schools suffer from outdated curricula and organizational structures. One of the solutions proposed by Thomas R. Bailey, professor of economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, is expanding dual-enrollment programs in community colleges and high schools, in which students take high school and college courses, while earning credit at both institutions. Professor Bailey states, "It has the potential to transform secondary school and the relationship between secondary schools and postsecondary schools."
The article, entitled "Conferees Urge Washington to Tend To Bettering High School" appeared in the April 10, 2002 edition of the Education Week on the Web.
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