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ERIC Number: EJ1099600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
Is the No Child Left Behind Act Adversely Impacting the Academic Performance of Latino Students in the U.S.? Yes, Indeed!
Casas, Martha
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2008 n2 Sum 2008
This paper first examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 on the academic performance of Latino students in the U.S. Although the purpose behind NCLB is to help improve academic proficiency in the areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics, research demonstrates that there is still an achievement gap between minority and non-minority students. Second, the paper describes how NCLB impedes the academic success of Latino students by narrowing the curriculum. Third, in describing her longitudinal study with Latino students enrolled in an alternative education program, the author explains how designing a multicultural/anti-racist curriculum helped the students overcome the negative effects of oppositional culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A