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Julian Bond on NCLB testing



NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, speaking in Topeka, Kansas, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Brown decision, observed,


Today minority children face inequalities in school spending, and more - they face what Jonathan Kozol calls "punitive testing and accountability agendas" imposed by the No Child Left Behind Act. Schools have adopted a "grill and drill curriculum" that substitutes learning by rote and teaching to the test for the transmission of critical thinking from teacher to pupil. [i]





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[i] Jonathan Kozol, The Nation, May 3, 2004.



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