No Child Left Behind Act Essay

1316 Words May 27th, 2016 6 Pages
No Child Left Behind According to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) pamphlet, “the No Child Left Behind Act gives states and cities more control and more flexibility to use resources where they are needed most. Principals and administrators would spend less time filling out forms and more time helping a child learn” (Ten Facts Everyone Should Know about the NCLB). This claim shows how promising the NCLB was supposed to be. The government had NCLB pamphlets issued to parents and teachers to let them know what the act was and how it was going to affect the students. Long before the NCLB, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed in 1965 under the Johnson administration. Before that, the Federal legislation dealt with education by providing funds or land for schools and special programs, but was careful not to intrude on states ' rights which are to make decisions on curriculum and the general operations of schools. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was the latest reauthorization of ESEA (Leslie, Standerfer) and was signed by former President Bush that provides money for extra educational assistance for poor children in return for improvements in their academic progress (What is the "No Child Left Behind" Law?). This act passed Congress with overwhelming support in 2001. This law was put into place because the American education system was no longer internationally competitive. To improve and raise the standards of public school education, former President…

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