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Steimel 1 Robert Steimel December 14, 2007 Social Forces That Shaped America HIST-215.01 Fall 2007 Take Home Final Exam – Question 2 2. 2008 will be one of the most decisive years in the history of the United States of America. A new president will be elected and he or she will state their opinion on many issues that affect millions of American citizens every day. The biggest issue that this new president will need to confront will not be fighting Osama Bin Laden or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, nor will it be universal healthcare, abortion, global warming or the economy. The biggest problem facing the forty-fourth president of the United States will be how to improve this country’s public education system. If our children can receive better education, they will find the solutions to the problems that this country will face in the future, such as solving social security, fixing global warming and keeping America’s economy strong. President George W. Bush repeatedly stated during his 2000 presidential campaign that education reform was one of the most important issues to him. After being elected, he worked hard to get Congress to pass the “No Child Left Behind” act. This law forced states to set standards for their students to get above a certain grade on standardized test in reading and math, which the overall goal being proficiency for every student in those two subjects by 2014. It also divided students into groups from ethnicity, disabilities, and non-English speaking. Schools are
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