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No Child Left Behind Act Info & News Hub


No Child Left Behind Act Info & News Hub
The most-read and most searched-for articles, columns and posts on the No Child Left Behind Act at Liberal Politics at About.com.

Pros & Cons of the No Child Left Behind Act - Proponents believe that The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) will further democratize U.S. education, by setting standards and providing resources to schools, regardless of wealth, ethnicity, disabilities or language spoken...

Opponents of NCLB, which includes all major teachers' unions, allege that the act has been ineffective in improving education in elementary, middle and especially high schools."

No Child Left Behind: The Other Bitter, Cruel Battle of Fall 2007 - September 8, 2007

Rep. Miller and Rep. McKeon have collected an astonishing 10,000 comments on their draft revision of NCLB. These two House Education Committee leaders plan for the committee to debate the plan this month, and for it to be put to a full House vote within a month thereafter. Some education analysts give it a 50-50 chance of passing...

Reform, Rewrite or Junk the No Child Left Behind Act? - May 9, 2007

"Education in public schools is an issue that cuts across partisan lines. Everyone (except the White House) concedes that NCLB has generally failed to improve student academic performance.

And NCLB is a costly, nightmarish burden for local school districts to administer. The only question is... should Congress reform, completely rewrite or entirely junk NCLB?"

Sadly, Republicans Aim to Kill, Not Fix, No Child Left Behind - March 23, 2007

"Republicans introduced in both the Senate and House the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act (A-PLUS) , a measure designed to effectively gut the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), which expires in 2007...

While most Democrats will not support the Republican's A-PLUS Act to allow states to circumvent NCLB requirements, Congressional Democrats are also admittedly frustrated by the dilemma of public elementary and secondary schools."

Army Uses Aggressive Tactics to Recruit Teenagers

"Buried in President Bush's much-touted No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was Section 9528, a requirement that all public and private high schools receiving federal funds must 'provide access to students' names, addresses and phone numbers' to military recruiters. "

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