Piper Stone, TJ Turner, Grant Wethington,
No Child Left Behind was established from
Proposed on January 23, 2001
Passed by House of Representatives on May
Passed by Senate on June 14, 2001
Signed by George W. Bush (president when
the program was established) on January 8,
The Elementary and Secondary Education
Act of 1965 was the law that established this
No Child Left Behind supports
standard-based education reforms
(standardized testing) based on
premise that setting high standards and
establishing measurable goals can
improve individual outcomes in
Educators and policy makers
questioned feasibility and fairness of
Poll showed in 2003
Half of school principals felt the federal
legislative was aimed at undermining
The Department of Education is the federal
government department agency that
administers/oversees No Child Left behind.
NCLB is administered at the state and local
States must create Adequate Yearly Progress
Objectives to comply with No Child Left
No Child Left Behind is still
Teachers do not like to be evaluated on
student test scores.
It has been in the news recently
because NCLB has been up for
reauthorization since 2007 but has just
reauthorized been in July.
No Child Left Behind has been
modified many times.
Obama has pushed to change it.
Costs are greater than expected because there
was a large push for quality teachers and more
School districts and state education agencies
complained about it because they claimed
NCLB funding did not cover those expenses.
The total federal education funding increased
from $42.2 billion to $55.7 billion from 2001 to
The federal funding for education increased
59.8% from 2000 to 2003.
The money is distributed to the states through grants
to pay for No Child Left Behind.
There are four types of grants:
1. Basic grant
2. Concentration grant
3. Targeted assistance
4. Education incentive grant formula
All states participate in No Child Left
Some states are trying to opt out
because the goals set are not
32 states have received waivers to opt
1. Which president signed the
No Child Left Behind act?
B.George W. Bush