Actually, We are Leaving Children Behind: How Changes to Title I Under the No Child Left Behind Act Have Helped Relieve Public Schools of the Responsibility for Taking Care of Disadvantaged Students' Needs

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Emily Suski

University of South Carolina School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article calls attention to the changes to Title I under NCLB that do a disservice to disadvantaged students. Under NCLB, Title I has shifted from its original focus on meeting the needs of disadvantaged students. These changes have removed almost any responsibility at all for taking care of the needs of disadvantaged students so they can learn in school, something this article terms ‘dynamic caretaking.’ It calls for revising Title I to require this kinds of dynamic caretaking in order to improve disadvantaged students’ access to education in public schools.

Keywords: no child left behind, education, education law, students, disadvantaged students, public schools, education policy, school policy

JEL Classification: I20, I28, I29, I30, I39, K30, K39

Suggested Citation

Suski, Emily, Actually, We are Leaving Children Behind: How Changes to Title I Under the No Child Left Behind Act Have Helped Relieve Public Schools of the Responsibility for Taking Care of Disadvantaged Students' Needs (2007). Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law Policy, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2007; Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2438017

Emily Suski (Contact Author)

University of South Carolina School of Law ( email )

Main & Greene Streets
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

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