The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001

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There were a fair number of interesting topics in this Political Science 2 class session of the Fall 2016 semester. A few that stood out to me, personally, were the topics of laissez-faire economics, separate-but-equal issues, and the viewpoints of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. From the tenth edition of the course book We the People, Texas Ed. by Benjamin Ginsberg and Unit 2 of the lecture; a policy developed by the efforts of the late philosopher and economist, Adam Smith, laissez-faire economics essentially means that the government should play a basal role in government. Also from the same book and in Unit 1 of the lecture; the topic of “separate-but-equal” was discussed. This notion dictates that African-Americans be treated equally by being allowed to exercise fundamental rights as human beings, but still must use separate facilities. This mandate came from the case now known as Plessy vs. Ferguson in which an African-American challenged the Jim Crow laws that were set within the public transportation policy. And lastly, in the same fashion, from Unit 3 of the lecture; the act known as No Child Left Behind was also discussed in the class.
The No Child Left Behind act mandated, by federal law, that new measures be taken place to hold elementary and secondary schools in all states accountable for student education and growth and must meet a certain requirement in order to receive federal financial assistance. But one must ask themselves; should a child’s future
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