Year after year students put themselves through large amounts of stress, attempts to prepare themselves mentally, and spend majority of their waking hours studying for standardized testing required through the No child left behind act (NCLB). An act put in place by the Bush Administration in hopes and efforts for student around the country to excel in education. However, the No Child Left behind Act is hindering a student’s ability to perform in the classroom rather than the student to excel as planned. Amongst other countries around the world, the United States performs significantly lower in education. Overall, the act had good intentions, but does it really raise achievement and close the achievement gap? Improving education has always been a top priority in the white house. Many laws have been passed but how many have succeed? NCLB is one of the biggest social engineering projects of our time, but shows very little progress in our children’s education. The No Child Left behind Act causes more of a negative outcome by being ineffective at achieving academic improvement, closing the education gap, limiting the teaching material for instructors, and causes a harmful repercussion on children and adolescents mentally and emotionally.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is bringing down the American education system for the sake of academic competition with other countries that use better methods. This country hasn’t changed its methods in decades. By addressing different aspects of the problem, it can be solved more efficiently and quickly. Three different aspects will be addressed here: what the American education system already does, what other countries are doing (as well as cultural differences), and what we should be doing. What we should be doing is a general combination of what other successful countries are doing, taking advice from experienced educators, and abolishing stressful, unnecessary practices.
No Child Left Behind Act
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, President George W. Bush's education reform bill, was signed into law on Jan. 8, 2002. The No Child Left Behind Act says that states will develop and apply challenging academic standards in reading and math. It will also set annual progress objectives to make sure that all groups of students reach proficiency within 12 years. And the act also says that children will be tested annually in grades 3 through 8, in reading and math to measure their progress.
On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed a revised version of the No Child Left Behind Act called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is a US law designed to govern the nations K-12 education policy. This policy ensures success and provides equal opportunity for students and schools. ESSA guarantees that our nation will set high standards furnishing students with the opportunity to graduate high school and become college or career ready, maintain accountability and provide adequate resources to improve low performing schools and students, confirm annual state assessments measuring students’ progress assessable to educators, students, families and communities and support state and local decision makers develop a plan based on evidence to improve schools. In addition, ESSA sets a strong foundation in education for all students with access to high quality preschools and offers equity and safety for America’s disadvantage and high needs students.
No Child Left Behind
As students in a Structure & Philosophy class, one of the main components has been to introduce and familiarize us with the No Child Left Behind Act. President Bush passed this legislation on January 8, 2002. The NCLB Act was designed to ensure each and every student the right to a fair education, to give parents more options in their child’s education, and to guarantee all teachers are highly qualified. By highly qualified, the act means teachers must have at least a bachelor’s degree, have full state certification or licensure, and have demonstrated competence in their subject areas (US Dept. of Education).
“Making the Grade,” which was published in the Salt Lake Tribune in September of this year, is an article arguing the negative sides of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The No Child Left Behind is a legal act that supports education for equality for all in which no one is left behind. Yet many insufficiencies of the NCLB which proves that this educational system is not perfect and there are many flaws within this system that needs to be fixed. And there is a focus on the “below proficient” students yet this system is doing little to improve its goals. This system is ultimately unnecessary and should be eminently revamped.
No child left behind Act (NCLB) was put into practice on January 23, 2001 by President George W. Bush. The No Child Left Behind act or “NCLB” ensures that each individual child will be guaranteed an education, no matter what level they are at in their academic level. On Jan. 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It allows the opportunity to have a better education system in schools. This act will enhance and insure the education and performance of students all across the world. It will enhance America’s public schools. This reform will improve academic achievement across the world.
The implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act applied a market approach to school reform as a way of improving the school system. This new law promised an era of high standards, testing, and accountability in
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Education is the foundation upon which all people grow intellectually, emotionally and socially. American education developed from European intellectual traditions and institutions brought into the New World and continued with modifications and improvements (Foner and Garrataly). Since before the Revolutionary War, America has had a long tradition of considering education as one of the cornerstones of proper upbringing. Over the years there were many significant modifications made to the American educational system, one of which is a recent piece of legislation. On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law a “bipartisan education package that greatly expands the federal role in public education” (National Conference).
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) created a national curriculum that would be taught in every school in America. The No Child Left Behind Act plays an enormous role in the education system. It touches on a broad variety of issues relating to public education, including the dispersal of federal funds and parental choice in the case of failing schools and for the learning disabled.