Goals and Objectives
August 31, 2014
Goals and Objectives
“We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in any society, a life free from violence and fear.” “We would like to create a world familiar with the smiles of children rather than their tears.” “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela The Children’s Defense Fund “Leave No Child Behind’s” originated in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit organization that is funded, and supported by many different sources such as, donations by individuals, corporations, foundations, and corporate grants. The CDF’s goals and objectives is to make sure that all children, no matter what their race, religion, financial status, and so on, has the opportunity for a fair, healthy, safe, and moral head start in their lives. This will also allow each child to have a successful approach into adulthood by having the help of loving and caring families, organizations, and with the help from their communities as well. The Children’s Defense Fund provides for all children of America a independent, strong, and effective voice for those children who are not able to speak, vote, or lobby for themselves. The CDF provides specific attention to our children and families who are not financial sound (poor), our children of minority groups, and our children with disabilities. This organization provides education throughout the nation on the needs of all children, and encourages different measures of prevention before our children get sick, find themselves in trouble, drop out of school, or end up with the breakdown of their families. The objectives of the “No Child Left Behind Act” consists of closing the gap between children and their achievements, especially when it comes to successful achievements academically. The federal government plays a huge and critical role in achieving all goals. The CDF endorses the accountability...
References: Amanire, (2004), Joint Organizational Statement on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
New America Foundation, (2014), Federal Education Budget Project; No Child Left Behind Overview: http://febp.newamerica.net/background-analysis/no-child-left-behind-overview
Short, Kathleen. 2013. “The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2012” U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Table 5a, http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-247.pdf. Calculations by the Children’s Defense Fund.
William J. Mathis, “No Child Left Behind: Costs and Benefits,” Phi Delta Kappan 84:9, May 2003: 679–687
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