Posted by: Admin | November 25, 2008

No Child Left Behind

US implemented this Act in 2001 which proposed that No Child Left Behind in US.

It is important for a country to progress and take care of all the citizen and not neglect them. I got to know about this when I read No Child Left Behind in my Uni library. It is truly inspiring AND all of the country should learn from it. I only agree to this education act, not of the current politic of US.

Hope you will read and be change for our younger generation of students.


The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), often abbreviated in print as NCLB and sometimes shortened in pronunciation to “nickelbee”[1], is a controversial United States federal law (Act of Congress) that was originally proposed by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2001, immediately after taking office.[2] Congress based its legislation on this “blueprint” proposed by the President. The legislation was co-Authored by Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) and George Miller (D-CA) and Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), and signed by President Bush. The law reauthorized a number of federal programs aiming to improve the performance of U.S. primary and secondary schools by increasing the standards of accountability for states, school districts, and schools, as well as providing parents more flexibility in choosing which schools their children will attend. Additionally, it promoted an increased focus on reading and re-authorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The Act, introduced as HR 1 during the 107th Congress, [3] was passed in the House of Representatives on May 23, 2001[4], United States Senate on June 14, 2001[5] and signed into law on January 8, 2002.

NCLB is the latest federal legislation (another was Goals 2000) which enacts the theories of standards-based education reform, formerly known as outcome-based education, which is based on the belief that setting high expectations and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education. The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students in certain grades, if those states are to receive federal funding for schools. NCLB does not assert a national achievement standard; standards are set by each individual state, in line with the principle of local control of schools and in order to comply with the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which specifies that powers not granted to the federal government nor forbidden to state governments are reserved powers of the individual states.

The Act also requires that the schools distribute the name, home phone number and address of every student enrolled to military recruiters and institutions of higher education, unless the student (or the student’s parent) specifically opts out.[6]

The effectiveness and desirability of NCLB’s measures are hotly debated. A primary criticism asserts that NCLB could reduce effective instruction and student learning because it may cause states to lower achievement goals and motivate teachers to “teach to the test.” A primary supportive claim asserts that systematic testing provides data that shed light on which schools are not teaching basic skills effectively, so that interventions can be made to improve outcomes for all students while reducing the achievement gap for disadvantaged and disabled students.[7]

Over the time of this law, Congress increased federal funding of education, from $42.2 billion in 2001 to $54.4 billion in 2007. This equates to an increase which outpaced inflation by 5%. No Child Left Behind received a 40.4% increase from $17.4 billion in 2001 to $24.4 billion. The funding for reading quadrupled from $286 million in 2001 to $1.2 billion. [8] A 2008 study from the Department of Ed, “Reading First Impact Study: Interim Report,” analyzes the performance of students in 12 states who were in grades one to three during the 2004-5 and 2005-6 school years and concluded that the Reading First Program, a major billion dollar a year NCLB effort, had proven “ineffective.” A final report on the impacts from 2004-2007 (three school years with Reading First funding) and on the relationships between changes in instructional practice and student reading comprehension is expected in late 2008.[9]

Taken from Wikipedia.

Posted by: Admin | October 18, 2008

Not for rewards

Bukan harap ganjaran
Bukan harap ganjaran

Inspiration to all the teachers around Malaysia. Be committed. Be sincere.

Posted by: Admin | October 5, 2008

Happy Teacher’s Day

Unesco dedicated today for our dearest teachers around the world.

We know your sacrifices, effort and loving heart.

Keep up the great work and continue making a change in a student’s life.

Posted by: Admin | October 2, 2008


HI friend, I have recently put in a special page for News and articles appeared in Online news portal on teachers and education.  You can view it in Articles/news section.


By Osensei

Posted by: Admin | September 27, 2008

How a teacher can see beyond their eyes

Recently, I saw a student trying hard to cope with her classwork. She has gone through one whole day of studies aka lecture and now have to continue with the evening classes. She tried hard to do just a question and have many times failed. I pity her and really hope that something can be done to help ease her struggles in her studies.

Meanwhile, I am wondering how many school teachers who actually stop teaching, and concern for their students? I wonder, how many really know the stress they are going through? Teachers and students, both are human as well.

Some would say: Teacher also human, cannot take care of them all.

But as teacher, We must do more than we are capable of.

Teachers, our role is much more important than so many worker of different fields. We deal with children that hold our future generation. Know them, help them, and Inspire them!

Lastly, I would like to end by giving you a sms I received some time ago:

One more times- Life Life, make a difference, Touch one’s Heart, Encourage one’s mind & inspire one soul.

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