Today we resolve constitutional challenges to two provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of We do not consider whether the Act embodies sound policies. We ask only whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to enact the challenged provisions.
Recent Education Reform in the United States I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. On this day, President George W. He came to announce that the school had been named a federal Blue Ribbon School, 1 of 12 in Illinois and nationwide.
With Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings by his side, Bush emphasized that this Blue Ribbon honor was not the same as those that might have been given at an earlier time, during what he termed a "kind of a feel-good era.
It's meeting standards" Bush, And the evidence was Greeley's improved performance on tests: Math scores had increased even more dramatically—up almost 52 percentage points to Bush called Greeley "a center of excellence" and praised the school principal as a person who understood that "we have got to set high standards for our children and work with the teachers to achieve those standards" Bush, Greeley was selected as the site for a reason: It proved, at least in his mind, that NCLB was working well.
With a significant Hispanic population and new immigrants among its students, Greeley "is a school that is exceeding expectations because of high standards and using the accountability system as a tool to make sure that no child is left behind" Bush, The Greeley event highlighted the defining characteristics of education reform efforts in the United States during the early years of the 21st century: Although it intends to ensure that every child receives a good education so no child is left behind, its definition of good education is good scores on standardized tests in reading and math.
The law requires that all children be given state assessments in reading and math in grades 3 through 8. If a child fails the test, she is judged not to have received a good education from the school.
If the school does not make Adequate Yearly Progress AYP on student test scores, the school is considered not providing a good education to its students and is labeled "in need of improvement.
Schools that produce good scores are considered good education providers. Those that see significant increases in test scores, such as Greeley, are rewarded and honored.
Although the current version of NCLB does not focus on high schools, it requires reading and math to be tested at least once from grades 10 to 12, and testing in science was proposed by the Bush administration. In addition, 22 states have enacted burgeoning high school reforms requiring students to pass a state exit exam to receive their high school diploma.
In65 percent of the nation's high school students and 76 percent of its minority high school students were enrolled in school in these 22 states. Math, reading, and perhaps science have become the most valued content of education. Students who perform poorly on a state math or reading test are considered at risk, no matter how well they do in other areas.
Schools, too, are judged by their students' performance on math and reading tests, regardless of what other educational opportunities they provide. As Bush said during his visit to Greeley, his philosophy started with a "refusal to accept school systems that do not teach every child how to read and write and add and subtract" Bush, The virtually exclusive emphasis on math, reading, and science is also evidenced by the American Competitiveness Initiative ACI Bush proposed in his State of the Union address: We've made a good start in the early grades with the No Child Left Behind Act, which is raising standards and lifting test scores across our country.
Tonight I propose to train 70, high school teachers to lead advanced-placement courses in math and science, bring 30, math and science professionals to teach in classrooms, and give early help to students who struggle with math, so they have a better chance at good, high-wage jobs.
If we ensure that America's children succeed in life, they will ensure that America succeeds in the world.The Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition is a partnership project of the South African Law Reform Commission and Juta Law which seeks to encourage critical legal writing by students, while generating new ideas for law reform.
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