February 26, 2004

No Child Left Behind

The implementation of the sweeping federal legislation known as No Child Left Behind has dramatically changed Idaho's public education system. 217 schools across the state failed in the first year of testing.

Joan Cartan-Hansen takes a look at what this law asks of our educators, parents and students. This documentary examines the ISAT tests, the State Board of Education's adoption of a new on-line teacher certification process and the arguments pro and con over high stakes testing for high school graduation.