Curriculum and Reforms
An analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA).
# 101333 | 2,344 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Feb 24, 2008 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Theory) , Political Science (U.S. Federal Politics) , Law (General)
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This paper discusses some of the reforms that have been made to the curriculum taught in schools in the United States. It begins by discussing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which was signed in 2002 by President Bush. It looks at the aims of the NCLB Act and the arguments against it. It then discusses the aims, successes and issues with the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) of 2004.
From the Paper:"The National Commitee of Parents and Advocates organized to protect IDEA does voice one additional concern over the 2004 amendments to the IDEA. While there was once a provision for full funding of the program for the schools, there is now only partial funding through the federal government. This is a cause for concern for many districts that are struggling with existent issues and that will now be required to make changes that will put a strain on already tight budgets ("IDEA 2004", 2004, para. 3). This concern, however, is minimal when it is considered that there are students that are not receiving an adequate education in a national educational system that is supposed to be one of the finest in the world and that has obviously been remiss in its efforts to teach all students."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- IDEA. (2004). United States Congress. Retrieved December 1, 2006, from http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=108_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ446.108 IDEA 2004 summary. (2004). National Commitee of Parents and
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