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No Child Left Behind: A New Era in Education

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Improving schools through accountability means setting annual goals for improvement./p>

According to a former school board member of a major urban school district:

"School systems and schools exist to educate students?It is almost inconceivable that a school system would not want to know the answer to the most fundamental of all questions: Are the children learning?"