While everyone is wondering what will happen to NCLB, Nathan Glazer looks back at the law’s past, reviewing two books that explore the development of the law. The review will appear in the Fall 2011 issue of Ed Next. The books are Schoolhouse of Cards: An Inside Story of No Child Left Behind and Why America Needs a Real Education Revolution, by Eugene Hickok, and Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities, by Paul Manna. Glazer’s review essay begins, “Whatever Possessed the President?”

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Last updated June 30, 2011