No Child Left Behind Act

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The support for the No Child Left Behind Act plummeted down shortly after the act passed. Many people supported the act at first simply because they supported the goals of the act, once they saw the results, their opinions changed. One of the biggest arguments towards No Child Left Behind is that it is unfair. People believed the resources of difference schools were unequal, and thought the Title 1 funding that the schools received should go to ensuring all schools had equal resources. Many people started to realize the faults in using the results of tests to determine if a child was educated well enough, too. They believe students should be taught other things that will be useful in their adult lives instead of just basic grade school education (Stanik). No Child Left Behind had many nicknames that really expressed how people felt about the act. It has been called “No Teacher Left Standing” “No Lawyer Left Unemployed” and “No Child’s Behind Left” all regarding the unreachable expectations of the act (Fennell, 63). In 2005 Public Education Network conducted a survey asking about different aspects of No Child Left Behind. 67% of the people surveyed said No Child Left Behind requires too much testing for students and only 16% thought the amount of testing was “just right.” When asked, what provisions are essential to closing the achievement gap between children of various groups, the aspects that people thought were most important were tutoring, adequate funding and

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