Essay about no child left behind

1822 Words Mar 24th, 2014 8 Pages
No Child Left Behind Act

Introduction
The No Child Left Behind tends to cause neglect to important subjects because they are non-tested subjects, such as Social Studies, Art, health, and Music. With the neglect of these subjects, there is more focusing that’s being done on the tested subjects, like Math and Reading. This may cause a greater impression that NCLB is a positive thing for our educational system but studies show this is misleading to the public. States can set their own standard test score levels and classrooms being able to set their own teaching schedules this can allow room for manipulation of the system. Even though the states have the ability to set their own standards the schools teachers and students who
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Yes, the NCLB has an option to transfer, the public choice option, this offered when a school fails to meet the AYP requirements for at least two years.
In 2012, ten years after the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Educators and parents feel that the NCLB has many unsolved issues, parents have also expressed their concern as to whether or not children are truly learning or “taught to test.” (Randolph, K. & Wilson-Younger, D. (2012). Starting with, focusing on standardized testing too heavily, and attaching high-stakes consequences to the results of these test. This creates a narrow definition of what qualifies as a good education. The overemphasis on standardized testing has led to narrower and weaker curricula in schools nationwide, with substantially more class time being devoted to test preparation at the expense of richer and better-rounded instruction. This in turn could be what has led to increased student dropout rate. Walden & William say that while the national graduation rate began its decline in 1984, there is growing evidence that the current pressures of standardized testing, as required by the NCLB has exacerbated the pre-existing dropout crisis. (2008) Children being afraid of failing or fear of having no other option because they have already failed the test, seem to be dropping out. There is also

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