The New York Times reports that in response to the requirements of No Child Left Behind, schools are increasing time spent on reading and math by cutting time spent on other subjects. In the case of some low-proficiency students, time spent on other subjects is eliminated altogether. A survey by the Center on Education Policy found that since the passage of the federal law, 71 percent of the nation’s 15,000 school districts had reduced time spent on history and other subjects to open up more time for reading and math… (Note: This site requires free registration.)