No Child Left Behind Act
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The paper discusses the controversy the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has engendered on the state and local level and among teachers, parents and students. The paper explains that NCLB is designed to help students by guaranteeing them a better education. The paper maintains that the government needs a way to measure that better education. The paper relates that standardized testing is the way the federal government has chosen to accomplish this task, but excessive testing can have a negative effect on students. The paper concludes that NCLB has potential as an educational reform. It really could improve education in this country, but it needs to be reviewed and revised so that it is truly fair to all groups involved.
From the Paper:"Current President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law on January 8, 2002 (ed.gov). This education improvement act which reworked the former Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is supposed to accomplish several things to improve schools in the United States. States and districts are supposed to be more accountable. State and local levels should have more flexibility when using federal money. Teachers are encouraged to use proven methods of teaching and parents have more options in getting their child the best education possible (ed.gov)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "No Child Left Behind." U.S. Department of Education. 24 October 2006.http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
- "'No Child Left Behind' Act/ESEA." National Education Association. 2002-2006. 24 October 2006. http://www.nea.org/esea/index.html
- "No Child Left Behind: Resources." National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).2006. 24 October 2006. http://www.nsta.org/nclb
- "No Child Left Behind--What It Means to Teachers." National Council of Teacherof Mathematics (NCTM). 2006. 24 October 2006. http://www.nctm.org/news/articles/2002-11nb_nochild.htm
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