The Pizza Party

Our Stance on Education

No Child Left Behind

  • Occurred in 2001
  • A reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • Created education standards for public schools
  • Raised expectations of education quality
  • Required schools to meet certain test scores and goals


Pros and Cons of NCLB

Pros


  • Prevents schools from slacking with education quality
  • Brings less privileged children to the attention of the government
  • Ensures a certain standard of education

Cons

  • Some feel it was a political way to undermine the education system
  • Schools have trouble meeting requirements
  • Less freedom with what teachers can teach

Our Stance

Neutral


  • Education standards are needed
  • Schools would benefit if goals weren't so restricting