The Joint Statement and FEA materials are on the FairTest website (www.fairtest.org/k-12 and at www.edaccountability.org). Thanks to FEA participants for informative discussions on what the new federal law should be.
For the debate over standards, see Deborah Meier (ed.), Will Standards Save Public Education? (Beacon, 2000); and Meier's ongoing dialog with Diane Ravitch (http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Bridging-Differences/)
Education debt, see Ladson-Billings' 2006 AERA presidential address, "From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt: Understanding Achievement in U.S. Schools" (www.aera.net/uploadedFiles/Publications/Journals/
Nebraska state and local assessment;
www.designsforchange.org and see "Chicago School Reform: Lessons for the Nation" (http://www.fairtest.org/ChicagoReport ExecSum2007.html)