This is also applicable to all strata in the society; the rich and the poor; to all ethnic demarcations in the society as well. Every one of them has to send their children to the school.
The promotion that the federal government has to carry out needs to reach every one of the ethnic minorities in the country, as well as, make sure that the government has a public school in every corner of the country. The number of students in the school may not be deciding factor but the presence of a school in every locality will be. This program was found to be the one that should be cleverly planned, closed executed and also should be followed up strongly. Otherwise, all the good work done will become a wasteful expenditure to the society. In addition to this, the impact on the society by such a program will be tremendous and awe inspiring. Therefore, this program was chosen for the analysis.
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed by President Bush On Jan 8, 2002. The basic principle of this Act was made brief by the President in his bill introduction speech in the Congress. This bill, according to him, was to make sure that "all the students will have a better chance to learn, to excel and to live out their dreams". The responsibility of doing this would of course lie with the states and the accountability will stem from the schools. Of course, the federal government will help by increasing the resource allocation for education. This, the federal government, hopes would ensure that the overall performance of the students will go up.
In the current situation, as Joel Klein, New York City Schools Chancellor, says, with this law "we can no longer mask the deficiencies of some students with outsized gains of the others". The law aims at putting the children's need for education as the top priority. It also recognizes that there will be multiple performance levels among the schools. And therefore, any school that does not produce appropriate results will lose its students to other good performing schools. Teachers are to be highly qualified and the methodology of teaching should be in line with the latest researches that abound in the sphere of education. Appropriate research based instructional methods will be adopted by the schools to ensure that the best results are obtained. The relationship with the parent will be to pass information to the parent at the right time so that he or she can help in improving the performance of the student. Again, this centers on the performance of the student and not of anything else.
The proposed plan of the Act and the scheme was that: There should be a steady and ongoing performance improvement of the students. The target being every student should be able to read and do math at or above grade level.
The Planning Phase
Since this was a follow up act on the original 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the plan from the outset was towards building the right kind of processes to ensure that the growth in performance of the students really happen. The following major actions were identified during the commencement of the project (US Dept of Education, Fact Sheet). The same was implemented subsequently.
1. There will be a stronger accountability. This accountability would be more to the