These resources outline policies and policy proposals that support the work of schools and districts in being accountable to their communities. We have organized them by national and state scope.


Teachers Aren't the Enemy
by Pedro Noguera and Michelle Fine, April 2011
The Nation

Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education
by The Forum for Education and Democracy, April 2008
The Forum's recommendations for the reauthorization of ESEA.

Guiding Principles for NCLB
The Forum for Education and Democracy, March 2007
The Forum's response to the Obama Administration's ESEA reauthorization framework.

Refocusing Accountability
by George Wood, Linda Darling-Hammond, Monty Neill and Pat Roschewski, April 2008
This policy brief recommends the appropriate use of multiple measures for state and federal accountability systems.


Support and Advice for Chancellor Dennis Walcott
by Pedro Noguera, April 2011
City Limits