Essay on The No Child Left Behind Act

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The No Child Left Behind Act was the most intervening federal education policy which demonstrated the divergence of conservative ideals from an invasive government in United States history. Due to the authorization of the act, President George Bush introduced a new era to Americas` public education. “President George H.W. Bush came into office declaring that he was going to be the “Education President” (RRS). In his inaugural speech, he announced his personal choice of priority on education, “The ambitions of some Americans are limited by failing schools, and hidden prejudice and the circumstances of their birth. And sometimes our differences run so deep, it seems we share a continent, but not a country. We do not accept this, and we will not allow it. Our unity, our union, is the serious work of leaders and citizens in every generation. And this is my solemn pledge: I will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity” (New York Times) . President Bush implementation of No Child Left Behind legislation encountered execution challenges, but possible due to his subjective stronghold on the issue which established his legacy by creating alliances between Democrats and Republican, breaking media perception on a Republican advocating hypothetical Democratic issues, and endurance to successful place controversial topic on a campaign priorities as a newly presidential candidate.
The first challenge President Bush combatted was the cooperation among political parties…

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