After 7 years of No Child Left Behind, only 1 in 3 fourth graders are reading at or above proficiency levels. The policy has left African Americans even further behind: only 1 in 10 black fourth graders are reaching these levels.
“The Nations' Report Card: Reading 2007,”. U.S. Department of Education. http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/main2007/2007496.pdf. “Next Round Begins For No Child Left Behind,” Christian Science Monitor, 8 January 2007. http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0108/p01s01-uspo.html
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