It has been 10 years since the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was passed, and national education continues to suffer due to the huge flaws in this legislation.
NCLB marginalizes many of America's school districts, by attempting to fit every school the same mold regarding standardized tests, grades and overall performance rates, regardless of income, race, English proficiency, and disability--leaving many districts in the dust when it comes to actual classroom improvement.
The reauthorization of The No Child Left Behind Act is scheduled for December 2012, where crucial improvements to this influential bill must be made.
Tell U.S. Congress that you want to reform NCLB so it improves struggling schools, not marginalizes local districts!
Dear U.S. Congress,
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) pressures school districts into achieving high test scores, but it does not give struggling schools the tools to improve their classrooms. The upcoming reauthorization of NCLB gives Americans the chance to close the gaps in this act and create legislation that truly benefits local school districts.
Since the enactment of NCLB, many states have worked toward statewide education reform. But NCLB prevents states from developing local programs tailored to the specific needs of their classrooms. It is time to make sure NCLB is not a roadblock, but a stepping stone for all local districts.
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I urge you to take the reauthorization of NCLB as an opportunity to serve America's unique local school districts--not to fortify the boundaries of standardized testing and performance rates.
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