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No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB; P.L 107-110; 115 Stat. 1425) on January 8, 2002.  NCLB is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).   The original ESEA was 32 pages long; NCLB is 670 pages long.

The full text of the No Child Left Behind Act is accessible in the window below, and you also can see and download it at http://www.scribd.com/doc/49332318/No-Child-Left-Behind-Act-of-2001.

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Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education Standards

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Summary. Presidents from two parties, supported by parents, teachers, and civic leaders have tried and generally failed to increase student achievement through federal policymaking.  Supposedly path-breaking legislation to “leave no child behind” has hardly made a dent in the problem.

What is going on? Well… (read more)

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