ERIC Number: EJ703117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
No Child Left Behind: The Case of Roosevelt High School
Phi Delta Kappan, v85 n9 p709 May 2004
In this article, the author tells the story of one school and how the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has been affecting its teachers and the educational opportunities and outcomes of its students. Roosevelt High School, located in North Portland, Oregon, has the most ethnically diverse student population in what is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. It serves about 850 students from 33 countries who speak 26 languages. Roosevelt High is situated in a low-income area of a state that has the highest unemployment and second highest hunger rate in the nation. Students often miss meals, work after school to help support themselves or their families, and move several times during the school year because of evictions, job loss, or domestic violence.
Descriptors: Test Bias, Testing Programs, High Schools, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement, State Standards, Politics of Education, Federal Legislation, Low Income Groups, Student Diversity, Standardized Tests
Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc., 408 N. Union St., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789. Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001