Saturday, January 27, 2007

No Child Left Behind and School Vouchers

As part of Bush’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act, as you likely know, students in low-performing schools might become eligible to obtain vouchers to attend private schools of their choice. In addition, NCLB advocates for magnet schools and charter schools. In Connecticut, according to a January 25, 20007 article in The Hartford Courant, “The expansion of high-performing charter schools, magnet schools and other small experimental schools is part of a $1.3 billion, six-year plan introduced at the state Capitol Wednesday by the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, also known as ConnCAN, an advocacy group with the goal of 'ensuring that every child in our state has access to a great public school.'" What are your responses to this state proposal and Bush's federal proposals, including vouchers for private schools?

1 comment:

Danielle said...

If I understand vouchers correctly, I think they are a good idea. It gives children that are in low-performing schools a chance to succeed. If a student wants to get a better education we should give them that chance. It may be what helps move out of low-performing school areas.

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