No Child Left Behind Anniversary: Collateral Damage is Making Education …

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No Child Left Behind Anniversary: Collateral Damage is Making Education …
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No Child Left Behind Anniversary Collateral Damage is Making Education System Worse

January 8, 2013 is the 11th anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act(NCLB). Its central idea is to demand accountability for all government-funded schools and to use standardized testing as the measurement of students’ achievement. There have been plenty of debates and discussion about the pros and cons of NCLB.

No matter how much people criticize this law, we have to admit that the original motive behind its creation is a very democratic one. Just read the title of Section 101: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged. “The purpose of this title is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education” and “[meet] the educational needs of low-achieving children in our Nation’s highest-poverty schools.”

So what are the negative consequences of NCLB?

1) Scapegoating teachers

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NEW DELHI: While the cost of private education has always been prohibitive, education in government-run institutions has also increased sharply in the last one month with the HRD ministry taking the decision to hike under-graduate fees in IITs by 80%.

Earlier, the fees for Kendriya Vidyalaya students increased three-fold from Rs 4,500 to Rs 12,000 annually. The Kendriya Vidyalaya fee hike impacts 11 lakh students in 1,090 schools. The last fee hike in both cases took place in 2008-09 , and has been long overdue.

The decision to hike fees for undergraduate courses from Rs 50,000 to Rs 90,000 annually was taken on Monday at the meeting of the IIT Council. In the case of IIT, the student fees include only 30% of the total operational cost of the institute and comes at a time when the premier tech institutes are working to become self-sufficient .

The mounting cost of education in recent years has eaten into a major part of the household budget. An

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