Argument: No Child Left Behind encourages teaching to the test
- Debate: No Child Left Behind Act
- Resolved: That on balance, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has improved academic achievement in the United States
"No Child Left Behind a flawed system". Editorial. January 22, 2005 - "It has shifted the focus from creative education to a myopic concentration on standardized testing. Teachers are now forced to focus their instruction on the tests, which are often watered-down and don't adequately indicate a student's proficiency."