Education System Essays

High Stakes Test

In January 2008, former President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) with the intention of improving the education system (Wrightslaw, 2009). The reform law mandated states to create and implement annual standardized tests to measure reading and math skills of students from grades three to eight (James, 2008b). Until today, however, the validity and effectiveness of NCLBA is still debated, with numerous teachers, students, and their parents protesting against it and believing it does more damage than…

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