Essay on The No Child Left Behind Act

1604 Words Aug 25th, 2014 7 Pages
The No Child Left Behind Act known as NCLB was implemented on January 8, 2002 and signed by President George W. Bush. During this time, there were major concerns about the state of education in public school. The policy wants to close the achievement gap in flexibility, accountability and the choices so that no child would ever be left behind. Before the NCLB Act, there was policy in place called Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This policy set the standards for equal access to education, high level of accountability in schools and districts and set standard for academic performances. ESEA wanted to prevent dropout’s rate and has Title I program which created aid for disadvantages. The program wanted to raise support for struggling students and address complex challenges among disadvantages student. Most of the title programs from the No Child Left Behind Act were original from Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The NCLB use Title I distribution formula and school funding equality factor to determine state budget. Funds are distrusted to school district using Basic Grant Formula, Concentration Grant, Target Assistance Grant and Education Finances Incentive Grant. The Basic Grant allocated funding based on the number of poor students that each school district serves. For the fiscal year of 2014, $6.4 billion of Title I funded were distrusted to schools using this formula. The Concentration Grant Formula is very similar to Grant Formula but in order…

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