Has"No Child Left Behind" improved the overall quality of education in the United States?
- 04/21/2011 10:26
What were they really thinking when this NCLB was created?! People who are detached from poverty and social issues should not be making these decisions or plans for teachers.
- 04/04/2011 12:20
Schools have become more accountable for all the students in its charge. Teachers cannot just fail students, they have to give reasons why the students have failed and what has been done to help the students progress.
- 03/20/2011 23:45
Heaven's no! Quite the opposite.
- 01/09/2011 23:17
Michael, Amy, Beverly, Lynda, and all the other respondents who voted "no" are correct! NCLB has created many more problems than it has "fixed". Not just teaching to the test, but reaching down to subsidiary programs such as California's First Five...people find a way around the system to get free services that they don't need, whilst the truly needy get Left Behind! School districts, schools, administrators, and teachers get penalized for absent students, disciplinary problems that they are restrained from properly dealing with (kids know they can say/do anything at school and get away with it), and all sorts of things that teachers have no control over. Teachers are valued in other countries; here, we get less respect and support than our car mechanics, computer techs, and hairdressers. There is more wrong with our educational system than just NCLB, but it hasn't helped!
- 01/03/2011 17:00
NCLB is leaving many children behind - more testing and less teaching does not improve education.