2005 Educational Policy Studies Conference- The No Child Left Behind Act and the Federal Role in Education

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2005 Educational Policy Studies Conference

The No Child Left Behind Act and the Federal Role in Education: Accountability and Equity in America's Public Schools

February 1, 2006

The conference was co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, and was made possible by funding from the UW Anonymous Fund and the University Lectures Committee.



Educational Policy Studies 2005 Conference

Conference Papers (in alphabetical order):
  • Michael Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison
    "Conservatism Among the Dispossessed: Failing Schools, Choice, and Inequality"
  • Patricia Burch, Asst. Professor, Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison
    "Private Organizations, School Districts, and the Enterprise of High Stakes Accountability"
  • Kati Haycock, Director, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.
    "Achievement in America: The Need for a Strong Federal Role"
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Professor in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison
    "The ‘Simple Logic’ of the ‘Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom Provision’"
  • Mary Metz, Professor, Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison
    "NCLB As a Tool to Build the Myth of a Single ‘American’ School System"
  • Adam Nelson, Asst. Professor, Educational Policy Studies and History, UW Madison
    "The Origins of the Public School Accountability Movement"
  • Michael Olneck, Professor, Educational Policy Studies and Sociology, UW-Madison
    "The No Child Left Behind Act’s Abolition of Bilingual Education: Dismantling Progress or Furthering Opportunity?"
  • Fran Schrag, Professor, Educational Policy Studies and Philosophy, UW-Madison
    "When are High Stakes Tests Defensible?"
  • John Witte, Professor, Political Science and LaFollette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison
    "Accountability and Regulation in American Schools: A Critical Appraisal"
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