The study's authors warned that it is difficult to say whether or how much the No Child Left Behind law is driving the achievement gains. But Republican and Democratic supporters of the law said the findings indicate that it has been a success. Some said the findings bolster the odds that Congress will renew the controversial law this year...
"No Child Left Behind, though, is clearly part of the mix of reforms whose fruit we are now seeing."
Joanne has some thoughts, and the Education Intelligence Agency (see blogroll at left for both) contributes this sad but true comment:
We haven't heard from NEA yet about the report, and I suspect it's because they're wordsmithing the proper combination of taking credit for higher scores while denying NCLB pressure had anything to do with them.