Actually, We are Leaving Children Behind: How Changes to Title I Under the No Child Left Behind Act Have Helped Relieve Public Schools of the Responsibility for Taking Care of Disadvantaged Students' Needs
29 Pages Posted: 20 May 2014
Date Written: 2007
This article calls attention to the changes to Title I under NCLB that do a disservice to disadvantaged students. Under NCLB, Title I has shifted from its original focus on meeting the needs of disadvantaged students. These changes have removed almost any responsibility at all for taking care of the needs of disadvantaged students so they can learn in school, something this article terms ‘dynamic caretaking.’ It calls for revising Title I to require this kinds of dynamic caretaking in order to improve disadvantaged students’ access to education in public schools.
Keywords: no child left behind, education, education law, students, disadvantaged students, public schools, education policy, school policy
JEL Classification: I20, I28, I29, I30, I39, K30, K39
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