Improving Education

Education Improvement

By Sam Eldakak

      Education of the future generation is one of the most important factors that help in the development of a nation. The quality of education is the prime consideration in improving education systems. The US president has given education policies a top priority for future development of economy in US. Various policies and Acts have contributed to the development of present day education system in US. However, new reforms are under consideration to develop the system further. “The No Child Left behind (NCLB) Act has roots in Lyndon Johnson's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was signed into law in January 2002. The key requirements of the NCLB Act are for each state to set goals for proficiency levels in reading and math, and increase them gradually until all students are performing on grade level.” (Wright, 2010, Para.5).
      The No Child Left behind (NCLB) Act stresses that each state should create methods that should be put into action to evaluate the yearly performance of each student and produce an Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The Act also points out that schools should publish its success rate and make it known to parents. NCLB further sets to achieve highly qualified teachers by encouraging the schools to participate in professional development program. “On Feb. 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,the act intends to achieve many   goals which includes, Increasing federal funds for education and health care as well as entitlement programs (such as extending unemployment benefits) by $224 billion. It also includes making $275 billion available for federal contracts, grants and loans.” (The Recovery Act, 2009, Para.1).
      “Student Loans and The Student Aid & Fiscal Responsibility Act took effect on July 1st, 2010, the main goal of these laws and a change is to make it easier and less expensive for students to receive...