No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

An overhaul of the education system that requires states to establish challenging academic standards for all schools, to test students regularly to ensure they are meeting those standards, and to employ teachers who are highly qualified. Signed into law by President George W. Bush, NCLB uses a controversial system of incentives and penalties to achieve its goals.

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