No Child Left Behind Reflection Papers

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Reflective Paper 1
Kaitlin McHugh
Middlesex County College

Public law 107-110, which is more commonly known as “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) is a law that President George Bush signed into effect in 2001. “This law changes the federal government’s role in kindergarten through twelfth grade education by requiring United States’ schools to describe their success in terms of students’ attainment of academic standards and performance on standardized tests” (Hyun, 2003). The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which evidently replaced the NCLB is a US law passed in December 2015 that governs the country’s K-12 public education policy. “Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states would get significant leeway in a wide range of areas, with the US Department of Education seeing its hands-on role in accountability scaled back considerably” (The Every, 2015).
According to Secretary of Education, Rod Paige, as he states in his report to the congress, teacher education programs are not producing the quality of teachers needed in the United States. “In the
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Their biggest difference being that the ESSA gave more leeway in terms of achieving high academic status in schools than that of the NCLBA. Despite their differences in state requirements, each law did serve many impacts upon students as well as teachers.

Bibliography
Every Child Succeeds. (2016). Instructor, 125(4), 7.
Hyun, E. (2003). What Does the No Child Left Behind Act Mean to Early Childhood Teacher Educators? A Call for a Collective Professional Rejoinder. Early Childhood Education Journal, 31(2), 119-125. doi:10.1023/B:ECEJ.0000005311.05637.c4
Ryan, K. Cooper, J. M Bolick, C. Those Who Can, Teach, 14th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT: EXPLAINED. (2015). Education Week, 35(14),

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