No Child Left Behind Act

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Children are our future. They will be the next presidents, teachers, scientists, etc. Providing them with the right education can shape who they will be in life. If our children aren’t learning, we should find out why. If our schools aren’t performing, help should be available. Education opens doors to children and leads to their success. Children who are being left behind must be identified and states will have the responsibility to provide the resources to teach every child how to read, to study, to learn and to succeed. Education helps people obtain the necessary life skills, behaviors, and common knowledge; further education and acclimation of different subjects are just as important. Unfortunately, the education system has many criticisms and concerns for American citizens. Being placed at 8th in literacy and 21st in math (The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics 2013), people can see how schools need to improve and make the necessary steps to help children obtain the information in school and be better prepared for their grades in school. To help implement this objective, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was enacted. This paper will discuss the Social Policy known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 focusing primarily on Homeless Children and Education under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This act is a part of the NCLB which helps homeless children receive the same education as non-homeless children and youth do, and succeed in academics. History President George W. Bush proposed the No Child Left Behind Act on January 23, 2001. (No Child Left Behind, 2013). The coauthors of NCLB were Representatives George Miller (D-CA), John Boehner (R-OH), and Senators Edward Kennedy... ... middle of paper ... ...ved 5 November 2013 from www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Child_Left_Behind_Act Russel, L. Magnolia School District Project H.E.R.O. (Personal Communication, October 4, 2013). Title VII-B McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. (July, 2004). Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Education. U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved 5 November 2013 from www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html. U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. Retrieved 5 November 2013 from www.huduser.org/publications/homeless/homelessness/ch_1c.html. U.S. Liberals Politics. Retrieved 5 November 2013 from www.usliberals.about.com/od/education/i/NCLBProsCons.htm. United States Senate. Retrieved 5 November 2013 from www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=1&vote=00192.

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