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Master of Arts in English Composition
In this thesis I explore the rhetoric behind the assessment push nation-wide and, particularly, in California. I take a close look at what politicians, educators, and citizens say about public education and their views of the current educational reform: whether they are speaking in support of or opposition to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. I look specifically at the finances of public education in California, the impact and current outcome of NCLB, and propose new reforms as suggested by those intimately involved in education.
Longshore, Renee Michelle, "The rhetoric of state assessment: Educational politics in the public school system" (2004). Theses Digitization Project. 2721.