October 28, 2013
States Demand That Colleges Show How Well Their Students Learn
Daniel Johnson for The Chronicle
Some of the hallmarks of No Child Left Behind are creeping into higher education.
The 2002 law was intended to hold elementary and secondary schools accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students. It has come to be reviled by many teachers for what they see as a narrowing of the curriculum to the material covered on standardized tests, and for punishing schools for their students' performance.
Professors often invoke the law in objecting to calls for