About the Forum on Educational Accountability
The Forum on Educational Accountability
has been formed to expand on and advance the ideas in the Joint
Statement to improve federal education policy. The national education,
civil rights, religious, children's, disability, and civic organizations
comprising the Forum are committed to the No Child Left Behind
Act's objectives of strong academic achievement for all children
and closing the achievement gap.
However, the member organizations believe
that significant, constructive corrections are needed to ensure
that federal education law has helpful rather than harmful educational
consequences. The law should focus on helping states and localities
improve student learning instead of applying sanctions to schools
and districts for failing to raise test scores.
The FEA is a working group of some of the
organizations that have signed the Joint Statement.