Keynote to Discuss No Child Left behind Act’s Role in Corruption of Education, Teaching

Written by Michael Castellon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 27, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, m.castellon@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – The effectiveness of The No Child Left Behind Act and its impact on children’s education will be topic of a keynote speech given at Texas Tech University Friday by Dr. David Berliner, a regents professor of education at Arizona State University.

The speech will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room 001 of the Education Building (3008 18th Street).

The event is free and open to the public.

Berliner’s keynote is titled "Troubles for the NCLB: It May Not Be Improving Achievement and It Corrupts the Profession."

Berliner, who is nationally recognized in the field of educational research, is a long-time critic of the act, which was signed by President Bush in 2002.

“It remains important for us to always have an open dialogue about the effectiveness of legislation that governs the quality of education in the United States,” said Dr. Sheryl Santos, dean of the Texas Tech University College of Education. “West Texas especially has so many dynamic and special needs that it remains crucial to examine how we can better serve our system of education.”

Berliner’s appearance is part of the Texas Tech College of Education’s annual Research Conference. This year’s conference features 45 presenters speaking on various aspects of education.

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CONTACT: Karen Jacobsen, director of public relations, Texas Tech University College of Education, (806) 742-1998 ext. 455