Argument: No Child Left Behind encourages parents to engage more actively
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- 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
Extended argument and supporting evidence
Establishes the foundation for schools and school districts to significantly enhance parental involvement and improved administration through the use of the assessment data to drive decisions on instruction, curriculum and business practices.
Provides school history information: Provides information for parents by requiring states and school districts to give parents detailed report cards on schools and districts explaining the school's AYP performance.
Notifies parents of schools that do not meet standards, giving them a way to weigh alternative school options: Schools must also inform parents when their child is being taught by a teacher or para-professional who does not meet "highly qualified" requirements.