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Pros and Cons of The No Child Left Behind Act

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Juliana Rivera

on 25 February 2013

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Transcript of Pros and Cons of The No Child Left Behind Act

Finally Pros and Cons of the No Child Left Behind Act What is the No Child Left Behind Act? It is a federal law aimed at improving primary and secondary schools and their performance. Cons of NCLB Pros of NCLB 450,000 students received free tutoring of public choice.
The overall achievement gap between minority students and the white majority has decreased between 1999 and 2004.
Test scores have increased since 2004.
Academic improvement in all subject categories. What are the pros and cons of the No Child Left Behind Act? By: Juliana Rivera The act was passed by Congress in December 2001. Manipulated tests records and results.
In the past year more schools have been identified as "in need of improvement" than in previous years.
Federal government consistently failed to provide the amount of funding the program needs.
Less time is devoted to subjects like art, physical education, social studies, and science. Sources: "Pros and Cons of the No Child Left Behind Act." Buzzle. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/pros-and-cons-of-the-no-child-left-behind-act.html>.
"The Controversy: Has NCLB Been Successful or Has It Failed?" CTV 2008. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. <http://www.carleton.edu/departments/educ/vote/pages/Pros_and-Cons.html>. Quote " 'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms."- Dianne Feirstein Impact of The No Child Left Behind Act It affects what students are taught, the tests they take, the training of their teachers, and they way money is spent on education. What I learned NCLB had a very big impact in what students learn.
All the tests we take are due to this act.
Checks schools to see if they are making progress.
Still a lot of debate.
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