Essay about High School and Act

1510 Words Apr 25th, 2007 7 Pages
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

The No Child Left Behind Act is designed to raise the achievement levels of subgroups of students such as African Americans, Latinos, low-income students, and special education students to a state-determined level of proficiency. However, since its introduction in 2001, it has received a lot of criticism. Some argue the ulterior motives of the Act while others commend its innovation and timing. With the Bush administration coming to an end, it is difficult to determine what will happen to the Act or how effective it will continue to be. Hopefully future lawmakers will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of the Act and the impact it will have on our youth.

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Even though a good education is necessary now and days, not everyone is interested in continuing on into college. With the schools knowledge of this, they can provide programs geared towards those who choose to mark their own path. The Bush Administration also made a new controversial proposal making it possible for students at failing schools to receive a voucher to transfer to a private school. Finally the Bush Administration is proposing that public school funds would be used to pay private and religious schools. As of right now the students have two options, either transfer to another school or get tutoring at the schools expense. Since the budget falls short by seven billion dollars, there is no extra money, so the schools have to use their money to fund the programs that Bush promised by passing this Act. One problem with this is, schools are branded as not being able to have the same opportunities as others. (Debrah White. Liberal politics)

Even though there is all this criticism floating around the NCLB, there is a positive side. With the NCLB in tact, accountability standards are set and measured annually by each state and made available to parents so they too can watch the growth and achievement of

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