and employers to decide if someone is academically successful or not. This split in scores affect the future of the students, not just the present moment. The No Child Left Behind Act had many consequences associated with it when it passed Congress. Along with the fact of many schools facing shutdown, schools could have been subjected to years of disapproval from the surrounding government. Consequences for a school not reaching its AYP goal for two years include the school having to allow students to transfer to
NO CHILD 5 a better performing one. After that, the school must offer free tutoring to all students. If schools miss their AYP goal for more than three years they must face state intervention. It was then up to the State to decide what actions to take against the school; whether it be shut down, turning it into a charter school, or find some other strategy to turn the school around (Klein 2015). The NCLB Act caused many parents to question the effectiveness of their community schools. Students could no longer get the quality education that they deserved due to a lack of funds that many schools were forced to deal with. The NCLB Act’s consequences caused worry and uneasiness, when it was intended to be a small push to get educators and schools to perform at higher levels. The consequences that were implemented caused long term effects on a school’s economic state as well as its social class. The No Child Left Behind Act requires research-based styles of teaching when it comes to reading. Under this policy, schools who appeal to the act will receive extra funding from the government. Some schools that did not reach their state’s standards could receive extra funding called Reading First to help upgrade their reading institutions. Schools that did not get accepted for the Reading First funding were still required to uphold the standards that NCLB has placed for reading specific teaching (Timothy, 2014). These policies required all schools in all states to teach reading on a research-based level. Although, states could determine exactly how teachers were able to do it. It limited the amount of freedom a teacher had in their own classroom. According to Mathis (2004) “The No Child Left Behind Education Act will cost states an additional 27.7 percent in total educational expenditures based on costing studies from 18 states”. This increased funding toward schools will increase legal liabilities toward school districts if students do not reach academic standards. Schools will receive less funding if they do not meet their AYP consistently for over two years face monetary consequences such as, they
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- Essay, No child left behind Act, Standardized test, Child Left, NCLB