No Child Left Behind Essay

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The NCLB’s sanction of reducing or no eliminating government funding for schools that fail to reach or fulfill a certain level of student performance represents another unhelpful process in closing the performance disparity. The Federal Title 1 program facilitates financial assistance and sponsorship for schools in non-English speaking societies, and areas deemed low-income and technically disadvantaged in education resources. Limiting a school’s financial resources through discontinuation of funding after “insufficient” performance results only worsens the challenge of closing the performance gag among students from different socioeconomic contexts. Academicians regard the ideal solution for such funding to be increased instead funding …show more content…
Such students also suffer because their families and parents are unable to assist in schoolwork, due to their lack of familiarity of English literature. A typical Californian school features a 25% population of students with fluency deficiencies in English language, caused by their cultural settings (Parrish, et al. 157-163). The average education level of parents in poverty areas is eight grades, making it hard for them to help their children with homework. According to some statistics from research on NCLB, “36% of children in low-income families-10.2 million live with parents who only have a high school diploma, and 26%-7.3 million have parents with less than high school education” (Parrish, et al. pars 16). Areas that have socioeconomic problems tend to have less access to funds for education. Given the U.S. system’s operation based on the English language, in administration and instruction, such students suffer inconveniences that translate to performance limitations. The NCLB system fails to consider such students, restricting its effectiveness in helping to reduce the performance gap among students from different socioeconomic settings (Parrish, et al. 1-16). These factors contribute to incapacities among schools in socioeconomic disadvantaged areas of California to meet NCLB standards, facilitating their exemption from public

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