I need to develop a cohesive and research-based argument for or against NCLB
The NCLB Act would strengthen the Title I accountability of states by being required to implement accountability systems covering all public schools and students in the state (1). In general, the plan would require any state desiring to receive a grant to submit a plan to the Secretary of State demonstrating that the academic achievement standards in reading, math and beginning in 2005 Science would be used by the state (1). These academic standards would offer challenging and rigorous academic content that would encourage the teaching of advanced skills in an attempt to raise scores of children who previously scored low on national testing (2). This plan would also hold each state accountable to ensure that all local educational agencies, public elementary schools, and public secondary schools maintain adequate yearly progress reports measuring the achievements of ...
Discusses both sides of debate for No Child left behind based on research with references.