The Importance Of The Elementary And Secondary Education Act

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“The nation is clearly no longer content with mediocrity with just getting by. It is demanding excellent education for all” “It implies an end to the double standard and education in education, a double standard that gives high quality teaching to students and exclusive suburbs and inferior schooling to children in slums, they give preference to some states over others”
You would think that this quote by Francis Keppel, in 1965, then the Commissioner of Education, who was the driving force behind the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 could have been quoted by Precedent. George W. Bush as he was implementing No Child Left Behind act of 2002. So what does the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 have to do with the No Child
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Also few disagree with a parent’s choice in selecting the school which they deem best to meet their child’s educational needs. Lastly few would argue with the need to focus on reading and math in the academic arena. However when implementing these procedures the NCLB left t devastating repercussions felt in the state, school districts, local schools, and ultimately in the students themselves. For example in the area of accountability in accordance with NCLB the student population was except nothing shorter than hundred percent student proficiency by 2014 otherwise they will be deemed “quote in need of improvement” which was interpreted as a failing school with falling student in the eyes of the federal government ( Beoher, 2014). This had trickle-down effect on schools which were deemed failing which was reflected upon teachers and students themselves. This resulted in parents selecting options like changing public schools, demanding tutoring, and requiring the state to provide information to make the best choice for their student. (NCLB: Parent Choice, n.d.) In the Anchorage School district alone this caused many students to flee the low income and impoverished schools and flock to those schools which were deemed successful causing over population problems. This in turn caused much chaos and confusion, particularly in the eyes of the tax payer, parents, teachers, and administrators who could not understand why their schools were deemed failing, when so much learning was occurring in the

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