No Child Left Behind Act


The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 received overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress that year, but President George W. Bush did not actually sign the bill into law until January 8, 2002. The act represented a massive effort to reform the nation's educational system. The chief goal of the law is to impose measurable standards on schools and school districts; the belief is that setting high standards and measuring progress against those standards is the best way to achieve high outcomes among students. Considerable emphasis is placed on standardized testing, and any state that...

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