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NCLB Negative Effects: Are Our Children at Risk?
The No Child Left behind Act is a bill that was passed by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002. It is a revised law that was originally passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 that was named the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This law that was passed by President George W. Bush was designed to help improve student performance across America. President George W. Bush once said, “Clearly our children are our future, and too many of our neediest children are being left behind.” (U.S. Department of Education, 2005). The intent of this act is to help disadvantaged children improve academically. However, the NCLBA has some major flaws that are holding our children back. Although
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Teachers know what to teach and when to teach it, they are objective, and these tests hold schools and teachers accountable for their students test scores. However, the negative impact is much greater. Standardized testing only evaluates how a student is performing on one certain day. If that student is having a bad day it is possible for that same student to do poorly on the test. Standardized testing does not see the student as an individual. The students in our school systems are very diversified. Many come from different backgrounds and different poverty levels. Therefore these students may not do as well on these standardized test as a student with more advantages in life. Finally standardized testing can lead to teachers teaching to the test. Teaching is not the same as it used to be. Before the NCLBA teachers could teach their students with less stress. Now that the NCLBA has implemented the standardized testing requirement, teachers are more focused on teaching the test because they are required to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress that is set by the NCLBA. If the students test scores are not sufficient the school will face harsh consequences. : One teacher stated, “The NCLB is not making us teach the whole …show more content…
The standardized testing, teaching to the test, and neglect of other core subjects does not define a well-rounded quality education. Our children are the ones that is going to suffer the long-term effects of the NCLBA. This Act does not just effect those that are at a disadvantage but those that are gifted as well. The NCLBA does not need to assume that every child learns the same or test in the same way. The NCLBA need to let our teachers actually teach our children instead of hindering their learning experience. Although there are several constructive outcomes from the NCLBA there are still negative impacts of state sanctioned testing, educators teaching to the test, and the significance of certain scholastic courses being dispensed of, because of the prerequisites of the No Child Left Behind

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