¶ … 1945 Irrespective of background, race, or origin, all Americans are expected to be the best in the world in their respective fields. In order to do that however, a strong foundation is needed.
Education is now becoming a very prominent and contentious aspect of American society. As globalization continues to take shape, competitive pressures require a more educated workforce. The American economy in particular is changing from a product-oriented society to one predicated on service. Services rely on intellectual capital that must be cultivated through years of experience and education. In order for America to maintain its economic and political leadership throughout the world, education is paramount. To properly address this issue, the "No Child Left Behind," and "Special Education Act" were created.
The policy issue that NCLB hopes to address is that of large gap between American students and those of other developed nations from Pre-K to 12th grade. We have the best universities in the world but our public education is lacking. I would wish to enhance the overall standards of assessment to ensure that all students have a strong foundation in which to further develop their overall skills and expertise. Without a solid foundation, the future of the American economy is jeopardized. Strong standards also send a message to students of the expectation of ...
With NCLB, the basic promise to establish a standardized assessment procedure to ensure students are surpassing a minimum threshold. To gather power and support for this policy issues, I would elicit the help of politicians and school superintendents. Politicians will be used primarily for their political and economic connections throughout society. To gather support for any particular initiative, some form of grass roots initiative is required. Politicians, despite their negative public image, have a unique ability to mobilize massive amounts of people around a particular cause. In particular, education is a topic that is universally recognized and is easily accessible. It is nearly unanimous that society approves of the overall improvement of education. Politicians can therefore have a significant influence within the overall education message. Unfortunately, politicians often do not have the expertise needed to properly assess the viability of initiatives. School superintendents often do however. These individuals provide the credibility necessary to promote the initiative throughout a particular state or county. In addition school superintendents often do not have the negative public sentiment that many politicians have. They are…
Irrespective of background, race, or origin, all Americans are expected to be the best in the world in their respective fields. In order to do that however, a strong foundation is needed.
An Explication of Selected Titles of No Child Left Behind Legislation In sum, during the period from 2002 through 2015, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became the primary law in the United States concerning the general education of young people in grades K through 12. Some of the provisions of NCLB, especially those involving minorities and migrant children, were contentious because they operated to penalize schools that failed to demonstrate sustained
No Child Left Behind Act (Public Law 107-110, 115), is a Congressional Act signed into law by George W. Bush in January 2002. The Bill was a bi-partisan initiative, supported by Senator Edward Kennedy, and authorized a number of federal programs designed to improve standards for educational accountability across all States, districts, and increase the focus on reading. Much of the NCLB focus is based on the view that American
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Key political, or legal issues, changes in K-12 assessment goals A Statute of instructive practice within the K-12 cluster involves instruction, curriculum and assessment among students. In this case, alignment ensures that the three capacities coordinated with the same goal and strengthened instead of working at cross-purposes. An appraisal will also measure the success of what the students are being taught on whether their
For Bush, the "formation and refining of policy proposals" (Kingdon's second process stream in policymaking) came to fruition when he got elected, and began talking to legislators about making educators and schools accountable. Bush gave a little, and pushed a little, and the Congress make its own changes and revisions, and the policy began to take shape. The third part of Kingdon's process stream for Bush (politics) was getting the
No Child Left Behind Act Analysis of articles that focus on the impact of "No Child Left Behind Act" on key stakeholders of education in the United States. January 8, 2002 was the date the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law by President Bush; this bill reauthorized ESEA, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which was the fundamental federal law for grades one through twelve. ESEA, which includes
These authors note that the obstacles for ELL students are particularly challenging, given that they include both educational and technical issues. These challenges include the following: Historically low ELL performance and very slow improvement. State tests show that ELL students' academic performance is far below that of other students, oftentimes 20 to 30 percentage points lower, and usually shows little improvement across many years. Measurement accuracy. Research shows that the language