The No Child Left Behind Act


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The No Child Left Behind Act
     The problem with the NCLB Act is that it rewards test scores rather than complete learning. For that reason, most educators consider this nationwide effort to improve education results coast to coast as far less than a success, even if “failure” may be too strong a word.
     “No Child Left Behind, the biggest social engineering project of our time, put 50 million school children and their 3 million teachers under the gun. The law passed mainly because many people were convinced that low-income, minority students learn less than middle-class, White children because their teachers don't try hard enough” (
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