Educational Implications of theNo Child Left Behind Act
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The paper looks at three newspaper articles that show how the demands placed upon educational institutions to contend with multiculturalism and a diversity of learning needs are not being met due to the conditions created by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) legislation. The paper explains that the NCLB program, which is centered on the premise of imposed standardized testing, promotes material homogeneity and evaluative uniformity that are directly counterintuitive to the increasingly diverse needs of a student body. The paper asserts that the NCLB should be considered a failed policy by a failed presidency.
From the Paper:"American education is designed, in intent, to accommodate the varied needs of students of all social, racial, economic and intellectual backgrounds by using practical instructing approaches that cultivate individual strengths. Particularly, educational theory has very gradually shifted from steadfast implementation of standard text to more Socratic means of class participation and individual contribution to larger group goals.
"This progressive approach to education, though more widely accepted by those in the educational profession all the time, is directly obstructed by the conditions promoted by No Child Left Behind. As a consideration of three recent newspaper articles will demonstrate, most indicators are that the ethical demands placed upon our educational institutions to contend with multicultural demands and a diversity of learning needs are not being met due to the conditions created by the legislation. As with the vast majority of policies by the current administration of President George W. Bush, this is an approach to a subject which directly eschews prevailing professional opinion, popular sentiment and rationality on how best to confront America's failing schools."
Sample of Sources Used:
- All Headline News (AHN). (2008). No Child Left Behind Law Blamed For Not Improving Graduation Rates In U.S. High Schools. All Headline News.
- Ross, J. (2008). No Child Left Behind, Mexican Style. Counter Punch. Online at http://www.counterpunch.org/ross10232008.html
- Van Riper, T. (2008). No Child Left Behind. Forbes 400. Online at http://www.forbes.com/business/2008/10/23/education-economy-recession-biz-commerce-cx_tvr_1024kidsspend.html
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