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jacobgunter
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biggiiboy
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The federal policy of No Child left Behind should be abolished.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/5/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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jacobgunter

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•There are some things in this world that are inherently good. Some things that are meant to be created for the betterment of humanity. However, not all of these have succeeded in the past. Take for exam-le, communism, it was a good idea, but a bad practice. NCLB suffers from the same problem.

•NCLB (No Child Left Behind) has been a failure to educate the youth of today. According to www.nochildleft.com, Nov. 21 2006

With its narrow focus upon math and reading test scores, NCLB (No Child Left Behind) is seen by some as a dangerous experiment that threatens to disrupt and dilute the education of millions of children. Hidden within this law and the rules promoted by the Ed Department are dozens of changes that are untested, unproven and laced with political motives that could do great damage to public education.

•NCLB was made as an attempt to increase votes to the Republican Party. According to Marianne and David McGrath, www.cod.edu, January 27, 2004
This colossal mistake began as a campaign strategy for garnering votes, whereby George Bush imagined he could fulfill his pledge to be the "education president" by embracing the education reform movement's latest mantra of testing, testing and more standardized testing. The result is that, sadly, the history of come-and-go fads like new math or forced busing is being repeated, insofar as the weight of federal law has been applied to yet another fanciful trend concocted by educational theorists who, like the education president, have likely never taught a single minute in an elementary or secondary classroom.
•The increasingly visible flaws of the "No Child Left Behind" law and the growing, bi-partisan criticisms of its provisions demonstrate that the law will do more harm than good. According to www.fairtest.edu July 12th, 2005
NCLB's test-and-punish approach to school reform relies on extremely limited, one-size-fits-all tools that reduce education to little more than test prep programs. It produces unfair decisions and requires unproven, often irrational approaches to complex educational problems
•There are other more successful plans out there, such as Florida's A+ Plan. According to www.edreform.com
Jeb Bush's A+ plan has been extremely successful with it's appropriated school grading system. It has been much more successful than the federal program NCLB, and has received a great deal of recognition as a potential education reform to the current system.
•The State of Utah has repealed NCLB and has seen a drastic rise in test scores since repealing it.

•NCLB has a pass or fail system that does not correctly grade schools. It doesn't provide multiple grades for schools in order to appropriately fund
them

NCLB is unconstitutional. Article 1 sec. 8, art. 2 sec. 2, and art. 3 sec. 2 of the constitution show what the federal government is allowed to do. Anything else is a reserved power of the state due to the tenth amendment. national education is not included, and thus is unconstitutional

NCLB is extortion. NCLB is an unfunded federal mandate meaning that it makes rules that the states have to follow without providing funding, and actually will decrease federal funding of other state programs if not adopted by any state.

•NCLB is a program with good intentions. However, It's form and practice has ultimately been a failure. Therefore, may it be resolved by this student congress that the federal program, NCLB, be either amended or abolished
biggiiboy

Con

Your mom should be abolished.

oh.
what.
yes.
you dont even know.

Abollliisshhheddd....

I will abolish her......
Debate Round No. 1
jacobgunter

Pro

Wow, thanks for ruining what could have actually been a fun debate.

Hope you enjoy losing and being a prick.

He didnt attack my arguments.

I grant his argument that my mom should be abolished, but its untopical, therefore irrelevant and unimportant.

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biggiiboy

Con

If it helps i think it should be abolished too. It is taking away precious athletic and gymnasium time. I completely agreeeee..

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one hundred characters....im sorry and you can post the same topic again....sorry.
Debate Round No. 2
jacobgunter

Pro

Cool, you still wasted my time you dip.

Vote for me so that my record doesnt die due to this douche.
biggiiboy

Con

oopsie!!!

someone is getting anxious and using foul language!!!

Thats a no no.

Vote con because pro doesnt know how to have fun.

i said post it again and someone real will answerr....your choice. =]
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Miserlou 9 years ago
Miserlou
And it also doesn't teach children how to think, just how to regurgitate information and please judges. I'm right in the middle of standarize test-world right now and I should hope that no college only looks at my numbers.
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