No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001 Essay

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Albert Einstein is believed to have said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”. Each person has a unique set of skills and talents. Some have exceptional mathematical abilities while some do not. Some have exceptional verbal aptitudes while some do not. Some have remarkable athletic potential while some do not. Some have phenomenal musical abilities while some do not. Some have a knack for fine arts while some do not. Indeed, different people have different skills and abilities, but is it right for the authority to conduct a single type of test to assess and measure the potential and progress of each individual?
In the dawn of the 21st century, the federal government signs an act called “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” (ProQuest Staff). The federal government signs the act to fulfill several goals. One of the goals is to assess students and school systems in America (ProQuest Staff). The federal government wants to know how various school systems and students perform in comparison to other schools and countries. Another goal is to provide equal and high-quality education for each individual from different ethnic and economic backgrounds (ProQuest Staff). The last goal is to raise the country’s global rank in the field of education (ProQuest Staff). In order to fulfill the goals, the government implements standardized testing in the education system. The government…

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