The No Child Left Behind Law

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Today the public school system in America is failing to meet the educational standards. The public education is lack of focus to teach their students abilities and skills and is lack of funds, supplies and resources to improve the learning and educational experiences for students. Public schools getting worse and worse according to critics and experts. The United States is being beaten by other nations with higher test scores and the government have being trying to close the achievement gap and make the scores go up. But, these reforms had not work and have been a complete failure to meet the education needs because the government just focus on get higher grades, but not in the necessities of the children. The No Child Left Behind law which is an example of the “efforts” made by the government. This law sought to advance American competitiveness and close the achievement gap between poor and minority students and their more advantaged peers. On the Other hand, Is the act No Child Left Behind working?
The principles of No Child Left Behind date back to Brown v. Board of Education, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools and determined that the "separate but equal" was unconstitutional. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was enacted in 1965 as part of the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty campaign. The law’s original goal, which remains today, was to improve educational equity for students from lower income families by…

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