The No Child Left Behind Act
I remember when George W. Bush was elected president in 2000. I also remember when No Child Left Behind (NLCB) was going to improve America’s schools and make sure all children received the education they deserved. During my first year of college four years later, and after many negative things had been said about NCLB, George W. Bush was reelected. Why had NCLB been criticized so strongly? Why had other presidential candidates stated that the only way to leave no child left behind would be to leave George W. Bush behind? As a future educator, I knew there was a great deal of opposition to this law, but proponents presented a strong case for how NCLB could drastically improve public education. In this paper I choose to write about the No Child Left Behind Act, Because It has a high impact on our state and local government. In this paper you will find out why it is so important to us and the history of this act. As George W. Bush said, "Too many of our neediest children are being left behind." This is a very true state meant. You see the No Child Left Behind Act helps with 3rd the 12th graders; it also doesn’t discriminate against race. But it does include how their report cards are student achievement data broken out by race, ethnicity, gender, English language proficiency, migrant status, disability status and low-income status; as well as important information about the professional qualifications of teachers. So you see how the No Child Left Behind Act is helping out with everyone that needs it in school.
The previous history of the federal government’s role in education led up to the revolutionary public education legislation known as No Child Left Behind. A bipartisan majority as the twelve billion dollar reauthorization of the ESEA passed no Child Left Behind in 2002. No Child left Behind represents the consolidation of the reform movement started with A Nation at Risk. This new law broke Democratic and Republican...
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