The No Child Left behind Act of 2001 and Charter Schools

Preston Green, Joseph Oluwole

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Supporters of charter schools tend to also be the supporters of 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) regarding choice in education. Many minority parents and their children are disappointed with school desegregation benefits and the pace of school finance reform is embracing choice schools such as charter schools. Charter schools are public schools with a specific mission free from the local school district, and are administered by a group of parents. Charter schools proponents argue that minorities will receive an education superior to traditional public schools. We argue that charter schools combined with accountability goals of NCLB by racial subgroups should enhance the academic achievement of minority students. We also assess the combination of the school choice paradigm with a focus on the interaction of charter schools and NCLB.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNo Child Left Behind and other Federal Programs for Urban School Districts
EditorsFrank Brown, Richard Hunter
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameAdvances in Educational Administration
ISSN (Print)1479-3660


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