The No Child Left Behind Act Essay by brooksl

The No Child Left Behind Act
This paper explores the popular "No Child Left Behind Act" set forth by the current administration and how it affects American schools.
# 59954 | 1,881 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper examines how America's forefathers had the right idea in wanting to educate Americans and rid the great country of ignorance. It looks at how policy makers have since attempted to draw up the best way to make sure education is a success in America and how the No Child Left Behind Act is just another milestone in the public education system. It examines the debate on whether it is helpful and puts forward the author's opinion that, while the NCLB is a good start for reform for American schools, perhaps it is time for it to be fully revised to ensure that, truly, no child is left behind.

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"Politicians have used the school system as a political issue to gain support for their election. Most recently President George W. Bush was elected into office by a nation that fully knew his beliefs on the education system. Bush was first the governor of Texas and his ability to turn around the school system in that state gave hope to presidential voters in 2000. The testing scores in Texas were brought up as was the graduation rate. Yearly testing became the norm to ensure that no student was left behind to not be able to complete the basic educational skills needed to survive in the American job market."

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