No Child Left Behind Was An Act Of Congress Proposed By President Bush

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No Child Left Behind was an act of Congress proposed by President Bush January 23, 2001. The bill was coauthored by the following representatives: John Boehner (R-OH), George Miller (D-CA), and Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Judd Gregg (R-NH). The purpose of this bill was to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which included Title 1, a program for disadvantaged youth. To receive federal funding schools must measure students using standardized assessments in particular grades. Each state has developed its own standard for how a student must perform on a given assessment. Before No Child Left Behind states took in billions of dollars for educational funding and were not held accountable for the funds allocated to them.
Disadvantaged youth were written off as unable to be taught and they were pushed through the system receiving little to no education. Parents were denied the ability to know if their students were receiving quality education. Some speculate people against educational reform have incorrectly claimed that NCLB is an “unfunded mandate.” Brian Riedl of the Heritage Foundation noted, NCLB is neither “unfunded” nor a “mandate.” States are not obligated to accept funds in federal education aid NCLB offers. If a state wishes to not be held accountable for improving student achievement, or that prefer to do things a different way, they can simply decline the money.

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