In Bush's No Child Left Behind Law Leaves Certain Children Behind from Educational-Portal, a Chicago study scratches the surface.
Students who are considered to be on 'middle ground' had significant test score gains, but those who were in the top ten percent saw no change. The bottom 20 percent of students, on the other hand, actually lost ground in most cases. In fact, these students did better in 1998 before the 'No Child Left Behind Act' was passed.Not another taxpayer dollar needs to go into this mandate. It is as poisonous to children as the tsunami of lies Washington politicians shower Americans with every day.
Economist Derek A. Neal, who co-authored the study, concluded that teachers in the area surveyed are being forced to practice 'education triage' and focus their attention on children who are in the middle, thus passing over those at the top or those deemed to have little chance of improvement.
Let's make sure NCLB is allowed to expire for good. Let your political party know you've had enough.