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Readers' Views: "No Child" is no help

Posted 4/30/13

Editor,

The No Child Left Behind Act was passed by Congress in 2001 to allow students to achieve success academically despite whatever obstacle (economic, location, etc.) exists. While it may provide additional financial support or flexible …

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Readers' Views: "No Child" is no help

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Editor,

The No Child Left Behind Act was passed by Congress in 2001 to allow students to achieve success academically despite whatever obstacle (economic, location, etc.) exists. While it may provide additional financial support or flexible approaches to those who need it, it seems apparent that, in reality, this act hasn’t worked well.

President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top, a spin-off idea, is unlikely to perform well, either.

A variety of state exams have resulted across the nation over the years to comply with federal standards. As a high school student, I see the exams as an inaccurate representation of the student bodies taking them. Why is all this money invested towards these plans when it could be put to other useful aids, such as funding for construction, supplies, etc.?

In this day and age, the ideas from these politicians have to change.

                                                                                                      Pablo E. Orellana Jr.
                                                                                                      Middletown

(The writer is a student at Middletown Area High School.)