Essay on No Child Left Behind The Bill Of 1968

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No Child Left Behind
Throughout the reauthorization of the bill of 1968, in 2001, ESEA was reauthorized under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act by president George W. Bush. The past-reauthorized acts that I mentioned earlier have together closed achievement gaps between all students (Tavakolian & Howell, 2012). The NCLB is a brain child of the Elementary and secondary school Act (ESEA) of 1965 which has come with more intensity to link federal funding to specific result- oriented educational goals (Soguro, Faryniarz & Digilio, 2009). NCLB sets the goals of having all students reach proficiency in English and Math by 2013-2014, allowing each state to define the level of student performance that is to be labeled “proficient” on its state wise assessments (Stecher & Vernez, 2010).
Tacakolian & Howell, (2012), state that the NCLB act has set the bar too high for schools to meet the increasing demands of raising their schools state assessment scores for academic performance to a proficient level for all students including the ones with disabilities. And that according to NCLB, schools are expected to increase the performance of all students on an annual basis. While NCLB philosophy has been idealistic embracing and fascinating, its objective has been unrealistically unattainable in many regards. Reason being is because it has high mandatory policies and standards that without adequate funding, the outcomes of the policy’s high expectation for academic success are becoming…

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