No Child Left Behind Act Essay

1080 Words Sep 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Since the 17th century education has been an important and integral part of America’s culture and society. For almost two hundred years America’s education system thrived with minimal interference from the federal government, but as of the 21st century this long respected division between education and government has been shattered. Part of this downward spiral to a federally controlled educational system began with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002. This act essentially based school funding on unreasonable academic proficiency standards required of all students. These standards where determined and enforced by a nationwide standardized testing. The continuation of the poorly received act is the newly enacted Common Core Education Standards, which essentially aim to do the same thing as NCLB. Due to the impending harm directed towards our educational system, I strongly disagree with the implementation of Common Core Educational Standards and specifically a federally controlled education system, No Child Left Behind and standardized testing, and the suppression of innovation. The most important key argument against the Common Core Standards Initiative is undoubtedly a constituent of the long standing issues based around the concept of separation of Federal and State legislature. Though an entirely separate and lengthy essay could be written about the topic of the segregation of powers, or in this case the lack thereof, it doesn’t take a complex dissertation to…

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