"I believe this book should be read by every administrator and teacher leader. It provides a framework for schools to address the need for continuous school improvement in order to meet the expectations of NCLB."
"This inspirational book provides a convincing and compelling call to action. Kimmelman provides plenty of practical examples and moves easily between specific applications and the big picture."
“This is a must-read book for anyone who cares about NCLB. By owning up to the difficulty of implementation—and proffering real ideas for meeting NCLB’s challenges—it provides the armature for essential reform and improvement efforts.”
" . . . an important guide to thinking about how to create the infrastructure to support sustained school improvement. Kimmelman's extensive experience as an educator coupled with his understanding of policymaking and research allow him to transcend the silos that too often constrain thinking about these issues."
"Kimmelman takes a positive view on NCLB, and his writing assumes a 'make no excuses' tone. He believes educators should stop expending time and effort debating NCLB and concentrate their efforts on raising student achievement levels."