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Other Opinions: 'No Child Left Behind' needs to be eliminated

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In theory, No Child Left Behind seemed like a great idea: hold schools accountable for students' success and set high expectations for outcomes.

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In reality, NCLB is a disaster. The federal legislation, signed into law in 2002, sets unrealistic goals and unfunded mandates for districts. Schools that don't meet standards lose funding, completely defeating the purpose of trying to provide the best education possible for students.

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