The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001 ( Nclb )

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The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is a United States Act of Congress that is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which included Title I, the government 's flagship aid program for disadvantaged students. No Child Left behind was enacted with the intent to become a government aid program for disadvantaged students, and eventually raise the general education standards for the United States. This act was created with the idea to “close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind” (ESEA) to put most simply. The act serves to only require certain basic skills, but does not have any national achievement standards, as it is decided on by each individual state. The bill was signed into effect by George W. Bush in January of 2002. Many people, opposers and supporters alike, argue that it is a "one-size-fits-all" approach to education and teaching that puts too much emphasis on testing and doesn 't fund schools properly, making it nearly impossible to achieve success. The law was initially designed to introduce national standards to a system in which students in some demographic groups were more likely to succeed and others likely to be left behind. But it allows states to determine how success is measured, which could be the source of its downfall. The problems with NCLB seem to be endless. The biggest, and most easily solved, is the lack of a plan. NCLB was enacted with several goals: “All
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