During the time that President Bush was in office he made a lot of changes and did a lot of things that he thought was in the best interest of the country. There are thing he did, like invading Iraq or his handling of the Katrina disaster, that have been very polarizing to the rest of the country. It’s a strange thing being President and not everyone will like him or the things that he does, but there are usually those that will defend his moves. One move that never gets defense is the No Child Left Behind act passed very early in his presidency.
The act, which is good natured in the spirit of, is really about getting kids on through their education even if they are struggling just a little bit. The spirit of the idea is that no child can be kept back a grade. It stems from the idea that kids who are left behind will end up quitting their education if they are asked to repeat their grades. They also feel like that teachers and the school system should be doing their job in order to make sure that kids pass their classes and score up to grade level on the standard tests.
The problem is that this law is a completely impractical way to run the academic lives of kids. Kids are needed to be held back in some situations. What this law did was make it so that even if a kid is not ready to handle the next level of education that they had to go to the next grade. This makes a child over matched and won’t allow them to get to their full potential. It’s clear that there needs to be a certain and immediate reform to this law. If nothing happens then they will be forced to suffer the same fate. This is one thing Bush did that there is no defense for.