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During the 2002-03 school year, all North Carolina public schools were evaluated for the first time under the state's ABC's of Public Education of 1996 and the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. An interesting result was that almost half of the schools that met state standards failed to meet federal standards. Stallings discusses whether or not the state's assessment program meets the requirements of the new federal legislation; the first year assessment results and if the state's results met federal expectations; what sanctions will the state face because of the results; and will North Carolina be able to meet the new standards in the time the federal act allots.
Too many students in the state are dropping out of school, placing North Carolina among the lowest states in that category. Stallings' discussion of the dropout problem includes how North Carolina tracks and measures dropout rates; which students drop out and why; and what the state and local school districts are doing to reduce the dropout rate. The article concludes with six recommendations for improving the state's dropout problem.