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ERIC Number: EJ767033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Before NCLB: The History of ESEA
Standerfer, Leslie
Principal Leadership, v6 n8 p26-27 Apr 2006
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed in 1965 under the Johnson administration. Before that, federal legislation dealing with education provided funding or land for schools and special programs but was careful not to intrude on states' rights to make decisions on curriculum and the general operations of schools. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is the latest reauthorization of ESEA. This article presents a brief history of ESEA that helps explain why--despite many educational organizations calling for the elimination of NCLB--the National Association of Secondary School Principals has chosen to suggest changes to the legislation instead of expecting it to be eliminated. The author believes that administrators' challenge now is to find a way to make the legislation work for them in meeting the goal that they all value: leaving no child behind when it comes to success in the classroom.
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001