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No Child Left Behind Act

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A United States Act of Congress that was originally proposed by the administration of President George W. Bush.

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, often abbreviated in print as NCLB and sometimes shortened in pronunciation to "nicklebee", is a United States Act of Congress that was originally proposed by the administration of President George W. Bush … see full wiki

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No Child Left Behind...?

  • Jan 5, 2010
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I'm not a big fan of No Child Left Behind, never have been.  I feel that it was hastily done and poorly planned.  Even though it was a bipartisan effort, it should have been given more thought and planning.  It was going to be rewritten and revamped back when Bush was in office but he just passed the buck to the Obama administration.  True, it was done with the best of intentions but I see it as not doing justice to students with special needs.  The abundance of testing doesn't prove anything except undue stress on students and educators. 

It seems backward that schools in rural areas seem to receive more funding than those in urban areas.  Title I was the predecessor and awarded funding to schools based on how many students received free and reduced priced lunches.  This money went for materials, books and remedial programs.  Just cut back on all the standardized testing and there you have the money for smaller class sizes, materials, books and staff salaries. 

Special needs students can be tested through means of alternative assessments. School districts and states can go back to the annual standardized testing.  Educators and schools can monitor students' progress through portfolios, observations, etc. 
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January 14, 2010
I think you have some great arguments in your review Kim :) Something tells me you would really enjoy reading The Underground History of American Education. I would also love to know what you think about the Parental Rights Amendment, even though I think we might disagree on that. Thanks for sharing your perspective!
 
January 09, 2010
Interesting points and comparisons, Kim.  I think your rating of +4 was pretty generous considering your comments on it.  I feel that education, and health care, are two of the most important things that should be reevaluated in the States.  Thanks for sharing! :)
 
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