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"No Child Left Behind"

can someone please eplain what this is, i saw it in another post but i have no clue what it means for the schools, please dont bash me


Asked by Anonymous at 4:47 AM on Jan. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was originally proposed by the administration of President George W. Bush immediately after taking office. The bill, shepherded through the Senate by Senator Ted Kennedy, one of the bill's sponsors, received overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress. NCLB is the latest federal legislation that enacts the theories of standards-based education reform, which is based on the belief that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education. The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students in certain grades, if those states are to receive federal funding for schools. The Act does not assert a national achievement standard; standards are set by each individual state. Since enactment, Congress increased federal funding of education, from $42.2 billion in 2001 to $54.4 billion in 2007.

    Answer by sonnalynn at 5:14 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • That is a vague answer for it, if you want to know more you will need research. In some states teachers are fired if their students don't perform well on the standardized tests, they test 1st graders etc. It makes educational teaching next to impossible, all that teachers can do is teach to the test so their kids dont fail but they don't learn everything they should at all this way. It is a terrible piece of government handy work.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 5:38 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Here is a great explanation from investigative reported Greg Palast:



    Answer by rkoloms at 8:44 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • thanks!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Jan. 2, 2010