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EDU 290 Current Issues Powerpoint

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Current Event Powerpoint

  1. 1. No Child Left Behind<br />What is this and what effect is it having on children right now?<br />Yewenyi, Eliot and the Year 6 students<br />
  2. 2. What is it?<br />No Child Left Behind act created to make sure all children are well educated<br />USA is leader in innovation – People think a good education should go along with that<br />Underperforming schools need to make a change<br />The NCLB act is under fire in congress<br />
  3. 3. Why is it Important?<br />Small number of schools are producing half of our countries drop outs<br />These schools need to change in order to continue our NCLB program<br />We can’t just give up on the kids<br />As a nation who is a leader in innovation around the world we can’t fall behind in our education plans<br />
  4. 4. Necessity of NCLB Act<br />Increase overall education of kids<br />Get better teachers<br />Slow down the dropout rate<br />SuperkimboBkk, Flat Classroom Skype<br />
  5. 5. Background Information<br />Schools were using government money for the wrong reasons<br />Families expecting more and more out of their educators<br />“Learning was coming to be expected- and not simply learning for the slender elite” (Guthrie, 2002)<br />
  6. 6. Background Information<br />NCLB Act started to change how schools were being run<br />Schools are actually using government money for the right reasons<br />More and more schools are getting targeted as being failures and told to change<br />
  7. 7. Background Information<br />NCLB act will be hard to implement into the current educational system<br />A lot of pressure is being put on schools and teachers although they are given no power<br />Government expects so much but only offers most basic of solutions<br />(US Department of Education, James W. Guthrie)<br />
  8. 8. Impact on Schools<br />The government takes a bigger role in education<br />Schools will acquire new standards and tests will be administered regularly<br />Students will be kept to higher standards <br />Editor B, New Classroom<br />
  9. 9. Impact on Schools<br />“The document places 100 percent of the responsibility on teachers, and gives them zero percent authority.” (Weingarten, 2010)<br />Already successful schools will continue to grow while failing schools will continue to fail<br />Schools who have extenuating circumstances will not be treated differently<br />
  10. 10. NCLB Act in Under Fire<br />Now President Obama is trying to dismantle the NCLB Act that was started by Ex-President Bush<br />Spellings: 'No Child Left Behind' Is A 'Toxic Brand‘<br />In the process of being rewritten to adapt to newer educational needs<br />
  11. 11. Possible Changes to NCLB<br />Deadline of students being proficient in math and english by 2014 would be dropped<br />Successful schools would be rewarded for keeping their students well educated<br />“Focus on the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools” (Abramson, 2010)<br />Old Show Woman, 9:15 AM-Students Reading and Working on Seatwork<br />
  12. 12. Works Cited<br />U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 2002. No Child Left Behind. Left-Behind-Act-2001.html. JAMES W. GUTHRIE<br />Obama Proposes Dismantling No Child Left Behind by Larry Abramson 84667<br />Spellings: 'No Child Left Behind' Is A 'Toxic Brand‘, Linda Wertheimer, 58597<br />