Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind
Should the Federal government be involved in Education?
Background of the Issue:
How much power should the federal government have?
Under the Constitution, all powers not granted to the federal government
belong to the states. Over time, however, the federal government has
expanded its scope, especially in the area of social programs. Use the timeline below to explore this enduring issue.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was a U.S. Act of Congress which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; it included Title I provisions applying to disadvantaged students.
No Child Left Behind The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires states to test students in certain subjects. Some people say it gives the federal government too much power.
Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.