Why is the NCLBImportant? Affects teachers and students Grades K-12 Equal Education-Mainstreaming Positive and Negative Impacts Accountability for results NCLB Goals that by 2013/2014, all students will testat profiecent.
In the Beginning…Passed by President George W. Bush and TedKennedy in 2001Federal LawControversialReading/Math…Later Science
Positives from NCLB• Annual report card sent out annually toparents about student’s progress.• More options for parents to move their childto better schools.• Special needs are being taught the samecurriculum• Closing achievement gap+
Negatives of NCLB“Dumb Down” teaching-teaching to the testDrill and KillTeachers are being limited to what they canteach (students are being limited to what istaught)Underfunded−
Make You Say HMM• FYI, “Immigrants and English LanguageLearners need one to two years to developsocial language. In addition, to devlopacademic language, this takes between four tonine years to develop” ( Cummins, 2000,Pg.10).• Your ELL students have 3 years before theyhave to take the test.