NCLB and Its Provisions

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NCLB and Its Provisions Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (the “ESEA”) was adopted in 1965 to aid disadvantaged students. 57 Title I provided federal funds as supplementary aid tied directly to eligible students, who were selected based on test scores. 58 In its first thirty years, Title I aimed to bring economically disadvantaged children up to basic levels of achievement and did not achieve even that modest objective. 59 In 1994, Congress revised the ESEA by passing the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994. 60 Improving America’s Schools revised the ESEA’s focus on the attainment of basic skills for poor children and imposed a requirement of high standards for all students. 61 By 2001, however, the academic gap between rich and poor, white and non-white students, not only existed, but was growing wider. 62 When President George W. Bush signed NCLB on January 8, 2002, he touted it as the beginning of a new era. 63 NCLB aims to ensure excellence and equity in educational achievement for all students by narrowing the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their affluent peers. 64 Its main provisions seek to increase flexibility for
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