Dealing with the No Child Left Behind law when it comes to the School Ratings & Dropout Ratings
Talesha Larene Binns
December 16th 2012
“No Child Left behind Law”
My thesis Statement: Even though school ratings are going up since the No Child Left Behind law was enacted, graduation rates are going down. Since the No Child Left Behind law was enacted the school ratings are going up and this leaves the parents with certain pros and cons about the No child Left Behind law. With us deciding on the pros and cons of the No Child Left behind law there are many ways to deal with all this children dropping out and not caring. One way we can try to fix the problem is to address it. The dropout-prevention strategies vary widely. Prevention begins in part by identifying struggling students early and targeting them for assistance. Infrequent attendance, behavior infractions, and course failure—the “ABC’s” of dropout—more accurately predict whether a student will drop out of high school than do socioeconomic factors and can be used to predict high school graduation as early as the start of middle school. (Balfanz, Bridgeland, Moore & Fox, 2010). Even though school ratings are going up since the No Child Left Behind law was enacted, graduation rates are going down; The Georgia Statics states the dropout rate to be 32% with the American Indian leading by 59%. (Boostup, 2011)
The No Child Left behind Law has a great deal of information out there for us. With the No Child left behind law the studies shows that for the national No Child left behind Law high schools are losing at least 135,000 ScienceDaily (2008, February 16) youth prior to graduation. A disproportionate number of whom are African American and Latino’s. What is so surprising to all of us is the No Child Left behind law was pass so that every child will have a better education and along with everyone graduation with their class on time. With the...
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