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The "No Child Left Behind" Program
This paper discusses the problems of "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB), a grandiose education program and seeks recommendations to correct these problems.
# 61126 | 5,130 words | 30 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Sep 20, 2005 in Education (General) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper explains that the bi-partisan "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) act of 2001 was designed to correct the problems of demoralized underpaid teachers, of dilapidated and unaccountable schools and of students who had been failed by the system. The author points out that the problems with NCLB noted frequently by educators are a significant failure rate, funding, fair consideration and accountability. This paper stresses that the federal government, the local schools and other influential parties should cooperate to correct the problems of the NCLB program or this program will be relegated to the pile of programs, which never worked and cost billions of dollars.

Table of Contents
A Problem in the System
Problem Context
Significance of the Problem
Issue 1: Significant Failure Rate
Issue 2: Funding
Issue 3: Fair Consideration for Students
Issue 4: Accountability and Enforceability
Literature Review
Proposed Solution, Including Rationale and Benefits
Recommendation 1: Funding Improvements
Recommendation 2: ELL Student Provisions
Recommendation 3: Assessment Reforms
Recommendation 4: Modifying Rewards
Specific Recommendations for Action

From the Paper:

"The NCLB act impacts national public schools and was designed to correct the failure of those schools to better serve the taxpayers that fund them. It is also targeted to help the neediest children because failure in the public schools affects a disproportionate number of minority and disadvantaged children which can doom them to poverty. Since literacy and academic scholarship are some of the most effective tools to escape poverty, allowing these students to remain at the mercy of failing schools was absolutely intolerable. Changes needed to be made that would assure students a chance at literacy and would provide them with the opportunity to compete against better performing schools. The bottom line was that the existing education system in many ways was simply broken and steps had to be taken to repair it. The action that was taken, NCLB, has resulted in several programs that reach into a number of areas that are sacrosanct to many in the current educational system."

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