Essay on The No Child Left Behind Act

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Many educational reforms and policies have come about since the “No Child Left Behind” Act. Such acts have been established without looking at the long term effects or cost. These Acts provided the government with a way to distribute or take money away from an already broken education system without establishing any safety nets for schools that did not meet the requirements for AYP. In the articles, Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2016 and The Economicss of Education the reader is provided with many examples of cause and effect relationships between government funded programs and the success that these initiatives may or may not bring. I agree with the authors that a major link to the success a school has been directly correlated with how early the student entered a school setting. The authors, Rickman and Oilvarez, compare old ways with the new and innovative ways of reaching Georgia students. Since the federal government is mostly out of the picture, our state will now be able to decide what is working and what needs to be changed in order to have a higher percentage of our high school students graduating and becoming productive citizens.

In the article, The Economic of Education, Dana K. Rickman is presenting evidence of how a low, high school graduation rate has a major economic impact in an area. Such hardships come from having to provide healthcare, food, and shelter for the uneducated and unemployed person. As pointed out by Rickman, another factor…

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