The legislation known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is a piece of U.S. federal legislation designed to reform kindergarten through 12th-grade education based on standards. A majority of both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate voted in favor of the legislation, and it was signed into law by President George W. Bush. Although NCLB is often perceived to be a brand-new law, it is actually the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which is best known for the creation of titles (such as Title I, a federal program for low-income children, and Title 9, a mandate for gender equity in education). The Elementary and Secondary Education Act is reauthorized every few years; similarly, NCLB ...

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