ERIC Number: EJ785440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 24
Who Is No Child Left Behind Leaving Behind?
Smyth, Theoni Soublis
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v81 n3 p133-137 Jan-Feb 2008
More than six years after the election of our current president, the nation is analyzing the effects of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal legislation. Educators are discovering that the plan is flawed, developmentally inappropriate, ill funded, and leaving more students, teachers, and schools behind than ever before. In this article, the author offers a brief history of educational testing, delves into the debate of teaching to the test, analyzes the side effects of testing, and focuses on subgroups of school populations that are negatively affected by NCLB, specifically students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, minorities, students with special needs, and second-language learners.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Testing, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Negative Attitudes, Equal Education, At Risk Persons, Socioeconomic Status, Minority Group Children, Special Needs Students, English (Second Language)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001