The Impact of No Child Left Behind

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No Child Left Behind or commonly referred to as NCLB (nickelbee) is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Elementary and Secondary Education act include Title one, title one is the government's flagship program for disadvantaged students. NCLB supports standards based education whose premises is standards for measurable goals to improve a student’s education. The main purpose for No Child Left Behind is to improve the chances of the disadvantaged youth in society to succeed academically. In the opening of of Title vii Sections 1000 to 1001 of the No Child Left Behind title which states: “Ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.” Many teachers disagree with NCLB because there are rules for each state from the federal level that does not allow for differences between urban and rural schools. No Child Left Behind forces both schools to teach common core instead of teaching to their environments. Inthe eyes of many of those who oppose NCLB what is the common core should be left to be decided at the state level. Opponents of No Child Left Behind are of the mindset that local school personnel would know better than the government where the schools need to focus their efforts. According to a Pew Research article released in 2007 it appears that parents support the No Child Left Behind article with a fairly positive response. Four in ten public school parents who have heard a lot or a little about the No Child Left Behind law. Parents say that NCLB has improved schools in the country. (Pew Research, 2007). In an article titled,“ Is No Child Left Behind Effective for all Students”, Randolph and Wilson-Younger quoted as saying “ Many teachers and parents believe the No Child Left Behind Act is biased against diverse and disabled students.” (Randolph...
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