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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Do you think the No Child Left Behind Act is a JOKE or is it a good action by President Bush?

Sound to be like some Testing Companies have made out good on this one. I also feel that the Feds have given the states orders without $$$ to act on No Child Left Behind, the states need more tax dollars to make this thing work. Passing a test does not mean the child will make it through school. What do you think?

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  • crazzy
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    1 decade ago
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    everything bush touches has turned into a joke

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually the Bill itself was written by Ted Kennedy. However, some states believe that the federal government should shoulder a bigger burden in the cost of running the schools. The problem that No Child Left Behind addresses is the epidemic of kids being forced through the system when they could not even read.

    I personally knew two people in my graduating class who could not read and graduated. The system was not set up in such a way that safety nets were set up to catch children being churned through the educational system with out getting an education. This is not fair to the child being neglected their education and set up to fail each year because the school will not hold them back.

    No Child Left Behind was a bi partisan effort that has been pinned on the Bush administration as a negative by the teachers union and sympathetic media who think the people who teach our children should be compensated based on seniority and not performance. NCLB sets up standards that cannot be short cut. It demands that children get the education they deserve.

  • 1 decade ago

    In my opinion it is a joke. No child is left behind because no child is encouraged to excel or break away from the pack. They only go as fast as the slowest one. Not that there is a ton of Special- Ed in the schools, but the speds totally outnumber any gifted programs in public schools. Gee, where we live there is no gifted program until 4th grade, that's a long time for a bright child to be sitting there bored - and then we can complain about his behavioral problems. But then we can slap a label on him, ADHD, ADD, whatever and drug him up so he is managable. All set, nobody left behind...

  • 1 decade ago

    this is the only thing that I agree with Bush on.

    no matter what govt program passes, there's going to be graft.

    I prefer this because more people are getting a piece of the action, instead of just the rich

    for example, instead of making Microsoft break up, they have to pay fines and lawsuits to companies like Sun and others. The only downside is that rich people are making money from rich people. If Microsoft broke up, it would be better for the lower, middle, and upper classes.

    So people are stealing money with NCLB, but children are also learning, and I think the good outweighs the bad

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  • 4 years ago

    No newborn left in the back of is a nightmare. this is between the reason further and extra human beings are homeschooling. in case you educate actually the try, more desirable little ones will pass the try. although, the children with down syndrome were required to satisfy a similar criteria or the college would lose funding. some little ones were requested to stay living house from finding out, different little ones were excluded from college. us of a of america little ones are falling more desirable and bigger in the back of in international finding out ratings because our little ones aren't to any extent further being knowledgeable. We homeschool and what we note of the universal public faculties, except for extraordinarily imaginitive faculties in Coral Springs, Fl, keeps us homeschooling.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It sure can't hurt. Passing tests is what we have had to do as long as I can remember to go on to the next grade and it seems to work alright.

    Tests are just more uniform now so Arkansas doesn't have be the dumbest state in every poll every year!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Considering kids are being taught to take a standardized test vs. actually learning anything useful or needed, I'd say it was a bad idea. Good intentions, but it just wan't acted out properly.

    Source(s): My mum's a teacher.
  • 1 decade ago

    This should not be a matter of opinion. The effects of this law can be tested with a decent study, but it will take several years to measure. I have seen some evidence, however, that it is not too effective so far.

  • 1 decade ago

    That policy is a sad mockery of education. Teachers and other professionals spend fifty percent or more of their time doing paperwork, and not providing services because of mandates. And kids with as little as having only a brain-stem are mainstreamed into classrooms where they disrupt everyone else's learning.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND program will actually leave ALL KIDS BEHIND, BECAUSE THE KIDS WILL BE ONLY STUDYING FOR TEST IN ORDER TO GET FUNDING. NOT STUDYING FOR LEARNING. THIS PROGRAM IS A CRIME AGAINST THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE OUR KIDS WILL NOT REALLY LEARN ANYTHING.

    WE SHOULD BE POURING BILLIONS INTO OUR SCHOOLS TO REALLY TEACH OUR KIDS, INSTEAD OF WASTING MONEY ON STUPID WARS LIKE IRAQ THAT ONLY MAKE PEOPLE LIKE bu$h RICH

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Total joke. To strict makes no reasonable allowances for children with mild learning disabilities.

    The general idea and what he is attempting is good though

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