No Child Left Behind
What is it?
"The No Child Left Behind Act...is the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—the principal federal law affecting public education from kindergarten through high school in the United States." This act focuses on achieving the same learning opportunities for every child in every school district. It is especially important for children with learning disabilities.
NCLB has been active for the past 13 years in the United States. Since 2001, it has been affecting schools all around the nation.
The Pros of NCLB includes increase of SAT/ACT results, healthier options, as well as increased standardized testings.
Because of standardized testing, you could say we are depriving students of their intellectual freedom. Possibility of increased lack of motivation.
Does it still exist?
"Pros and Cons of NCLB: What the Research Says." Educational Research Newsletter and Webinars. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.