No Child Left Behind Act
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002, is a comprehensive overhaul of the federal governments requirements of state and local education systems (www.nclb.gov). It reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and replaces the 1994 Improving Americas Schools Act.
2. General Background Information
President Bush has made education his number one domestic priority (www.ed.gov). On January 23, 2001 he sent his NCLB plan for comprehensive education reform to Congress. At that time, he asked members of Congress to engage in an active bipartisan debate on how we can use the federal role in education to closet he achievement gap …show more content…
6. Summary of Three Sources Used from the Literature
1. (2003). The No Child Left Behind Database. Education Commission of the States. Retrieved March 12, 2003 from the World Wide Web: www.ecs.org. This site provides policymakers, staff, and the public with a one stop shop for learning the day-to-day status of how state policies match up with NCLB requirements. Additional resources, such as ECS publications and state plans complete the picture. The site offers four basic forms which can be accessed. They are a National Grid, a 50-State Map, State Status, and State Comparisons.
2. (2002, July 11). Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act Legislation and Policies Website.