NCLB Works!

A campaign to reauthorize and strengthen No Child Left Behind






NCLB Works!

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, one of the vital tools needed to transform the U.S. education system, strengthens accountability in America’s public schools to ensure that every single child receives a good education. NCLB provides parents, teachers and communities with the information they need to help children meet high standards and prepares American students to achieve in school and succeed in an increasingly competitive workplace.

The business community has engaged a diverse coalition of education, community and civil rights groups in support of efforts to strengthen and reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act.  We share the common belief that the No Child Left Behind Act has been instrumental in focusing this nation on improving academic achievement for all students.

To add your support to NCLB Works effort to strengthen and reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, click here. This link will take you directly to the NCLB Works Statement of Support to register your support for this effort.  From there you can write to Members of Congress in the House and Senate to let them know that you support the reauthorization of a strengthened No Child Left Behind Act.

NCLB Works: A campaign to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act

NCLB is working. Unfortunately, misinformation about NCLB undermines the law’s potential for continued support and success. Our goal is to dispel the most common myths around NCLB so that we can continue to make progress in educating our children. Here are the Top Ten Myths about NCLB, along with the facts to help set the record straight.

The Center for Education Policy, a national nonprofit policy group, released a comprehensive report titled, “Answering the Question that Matters Most: Has Student Achievement Increased Since No Child Left Behind?”

The report showed that the nation's students performed significantly better on state reading and math tests since the passage of NCLB five years ago. It also noted that the achievement gap between black and white students is shrinking in many states and that the pace of student gains increased after the law was enacted.

These encouraging results reflect the hard work that educators and students put into improving reading and math achievement since NCLB. Now is not the time to turn back the clock.

For more information, or to view the full report click here.

Please click here to urge members of Congress to reauthorize NCLB this year in order to continue to strengthen the law.

No Child Left Behind: Additional Resources:

- Business Coalition for Student Achievement

- Business Roundtable

- U.S. Chamber of Commerce

- The Education Trust

- The Links Incorporated

- National Council of La Raza

- Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights

- National Center for Educational Accountability


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