Is the NCLB Act restraining America from going above and beyond?
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Why is the NCLB Act important? Affects teachers and students Trying to give everyone an equal chance to learning material Positive and negative impacts
Affects everyone across the U.S. 4 Main points to help better the education system
Background Info. A federal law President George W. Bush: 2001 Very controversial issue in Education
Standards-based education reform Math Reading NCLB requires that 100% of students in a school must reach the same set of state standards by the year 2014.
4 Main Points Stronger accountability for results More freedom for the states and communities Proven education methods More choices for parents
Impact on K-12 Education
Interview of students and staff members
Clip Art Positives: Better education for all Students working harder Closing the achievement gap
Negatives: Teachers have to dumb down lessons Don’t get to teach what they want Have to follow certain guidelines Students aren’t able to go above and beyond on their own Teachers are limited to what they can teach which causes students to be limited to what they are learning. Clip Art
What is being done to address the issue? President Obama's support Increased budget Looking for change
High bar/high standards Reward the hard work and growth Be more flexible with how states and districts get to the high bar. Changes to be made
Many different points of view Very controversial Good changes in motion Conclusion
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