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    • Analysis of No Child Left Behind Act Ben, Eric & Shawn
    • No Child Left Behind Act
      • “ Landmark in education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools ”
      • (District of Columbia Public Schools)
      • Signed into law by President Bush on January 8th, 2002
    • Roadmap
      • Motivation
      • Government ’ s previous action
      • No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
      • Enforcement & Penalty
      • Pros & Cons
      • Conclusion
    • Motivation of the Act
      • Crisis in public education
          • Rank 18 th in knowledge among 15-year-olds
          • Rank behind
            • Iceland
            • Hungary
            • France
            • South Korea
            • Czech Republic
            • Slovak Republic …
    • Government ’ s Action
      • Before the Act
        • Increase funding for public school
        • Double the money spent since 1980
        • Effect: none
    • Government ’ s Action
      • 2001
        • No Child Left Behind Act
          • To improve public education system
          • 4 pillars
            • Demanding higher test scores
            • More discretion in spending federal dollar
            • Focus on scientifically proven education methods
            • Giving parents stronger voices
    • Enforcement (aka NCLB standard)
      • Adequate progress on standard tests
        • Annual tests on Mathematics, Science & Reading
        • Goal: 100% passing rate in year 2014
      • Education requirements on teachers
        • Bachelor's degree
        • Full certification
    • Penalty for schools NOT meeting the standard
      • For 2 years
        • Students attend nearby better school
        • School pays all transportation expenses
      • For 3 years
        • Must provide “ supplemental education services ”
      • For 4 years
        • School staff replaced & curriculum revamped
      • For 5 years
        • Drastic action, Significant reconstruction, State takeover
    • Pros (1)
      • Informing parents
        • Annual school reports w/ statistic on
          • Test scores
          • Teacher qualifications
          • Drop rates
        • Parents informed about school quality
    • Pros (2)
      • Higher standards
        • Standard & penalty system
        • Regardless of ethnic, income ,background
        • No excuse for failure
        • Forcing schools to make progress
        • Clearly defined goal
        • Implementing proven teaching methods
    • Effect
      • In the first 2 years
        • Standards are higher
        • Test score on the rise
        • Achievement gap closing
      • In the future
        • Eliminating low quality schools
    • Cons (1)
      • In rural area
        • Less financial support
          • New teaching materials
          • New curriculum
        • poor families
          • Traditionally not perform well
        • Small school,
          • inaccurate statistic
    • Cons (2)
      • In newly developing communities
        • Class size increases
        • Insufficient class assistance
        • Diversified culture backgrounds
        • Schools not well-equipped
    • Cons (3)
      • Teachers
        • Needed to adopt new teaching methods
        • Has to be highly qualified
        • Taking time and planning to adopt std
        • Workload increases
    • Conclusion
      • Problem:
        • Current American students do not stand high in education globally
      • NCLB Act
        • Attempts to fulfill the expectation
      • Pros
        • Equal opportunity, higher test scores
      • Cons
        • Consideration of rural communities