Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind Should the Fed. gov't be involved in Ed?

Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind Should the Fed. gov't be involved in Ed?
Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind Should the Fed. gov't be involved in Ed?
Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind Should the Fed. gov't be involved in Ed?
Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind Should the Fed. gov't be involved in Ed?
Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind Should the Fed. gov't be involved in Ed?
Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind Should the Fed. gov't be involved in Ed?
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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.



















Debate the Issue: No Child Left Behind
Should the Federal government be involved in Education?


Background:
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.
Task:
Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.


Questions:
1. Compare Why does the first source support federal input into education policy? Why does the second source oppose it?

2. Draw Conclusions How did the debate over slavery in the 1850s reflect a similar clash between federal and state authority?

3. Debate Learn more about the issue of federal involvement in education. Then, write a paragraph expressing your own view on the topic.
4. Create: Create a pamphlet arguing for or against No Child Left Behind and whether or not you believe the Federal Government should have the power to enforce it.
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