NCLB and the Mixed Mechanism of Culture, Curriculum, and Pedagogy

Peterson, Marshalita Sims
September 2005
Multicultural Review;Fall2005, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p43
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The NCLB has brought increased attention to teacher accountability for student achievement. The education reform law is designed to change the culture of America's schools by focusing on four key pillars: expanding local control and flexibility, giving parents more options, teaching students based on what works, and demanding more stringent accountability for results. The urgent need for excellent education and equitable opportunities for every child draws attention to NCLB. In 2003, the Center on Education and Policy concluded a study of the implementation and effects of NCLB during the second year of the act's existence. The study indicated that states and school districts across the country are taking NCLB seriously and working hard to achieve its goals. Regardless of the varied opinions and controversial issues related to NCLB, it is the law, and it is essential that teachers work within the school system to enhance their students' chances of success, improve student achievement, and close achievement gaps.


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