Publication Date: January 19, 2008
Here, for the first time, is the essential volume on NCLB. In Moving Every Child Ahead, Michael Rebell—education law scholar and foremost authority on the educational rights of children and leader of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) in its constitutional challenge to New York’s education finance system—and his colleague Jessica Wolff examine the federal No Child Left Behind Act through the lens of educational equity. In compelling and readable fashion, they make specific recommendations for revisions to the law.
Acting as a counterbalance to the current unworkable law, this book proposes a more realistic way to achieve NCLB’s inspiring vision by ensuring the right to “meaningful educational opportunity” for all students.
A “must-read” during the debate about the reauthorization of NCLB, this timely volume:
Michael Rebell is executive director and Jessica Wolff is policy director for the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University.
“At last, a book on No Child Left Behind that makes sense to school practitioners. All who care about the future of our public schools should read this book as soon as possible!”
—Thomas Sobol, Former Commissioner of Education, New York State
"Moving Every Child Ahead is an important work from two leaders in the fight to guarantee a decent education for every child. Rebell and Wolff have written a must-read for everyone concerned about education reform."
—Senator John Edwards
“Rebell and Wolff set forth compelling reasons for their recommendations and suggest specific steps that should be taken by local, state, and federal education officials. Anyone who cares about improving our public schools would benefit from their thoughtful insights and suggestions for Moving Every Child Ahead.”
—Richard Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
“Michael Rebell and Jessica Wolff present precisely the kind of nuanced, fine-grained exploration of NCLB and its impact that the country so desperately needs.”
—From the Foreword by Susan H. Fuhrman, President, Teachers College, Columbia University
“Michael Rebell has long been a warrior in the fight for educational equity. I am confident this book will enrich a debate sorely in need of big ideas and a willingness to challenge traditional orthodoxies.”
—Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education