No Child Left Behind
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The paper relates that the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was signed into law in 2001 by President George W. Bush in response to the failing educational system in the United States (Conley & Hinchman, 2004, p. 42). The paper explains that a report issued in 1983, entitled "A Nation At Risk", under President Reagan demonstrated that minority and impoverished children in the country were failing in large numbers in the basic skill courses needed for the student to be able to function throughout life. The paper further explains that attempts by the federal government to increase funding for schools did not resolve this problem, and therefore, the present administration concluded that the only manner of addressing it was to create standardized testing that would force the school to prove that they were meeting their obligations of teaching all students equally and that "no child was left behind" (Conley & Hinchman, 2004, p. 42). The paper discusses the two primary issues that teachers have had with NCLB; teachers believe that standardized testing makes the teachers teach specifically for the testing and that standardized testing tests students with learning disabilities inappropriately, causing overall testing scores to be inaccurate.
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