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NCLB 4 Time draws closer to the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and many different ideas of reformation and strengthening or loosening the Act are floating around, along with defenses of the solidity of NCLB in its current form. Education secretary Margaret Spelling says she is against “watering down” the act, while others want to loosen the requirements of the act like Chairman of the House of Education Committee, George Miller (Representative of California). NCLB was passed in 2001 and addressed the current problems with the United States school system. It provided possible solutions to the achievement gap and also provided standards for teaching qualifications. It also established the requirement of a national, equal system for evaluating the current state of education in the nation; a way of grading everyone fairly to gauge the status of the nation and to help determine areas (both subject and region) that needed improvements. Margaret Spellings strongly opposes weakening NCLB, specifically lengthening the
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course EDTHP 115 taught by Professor Freie,carriedani during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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