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time for our schools to set high standards for what our children
should know and be able to do, to give our schools the tools they
need to help every child reach those high standards, and to insist
that they reach them. We know that every child can learn. Now is
the time to ensure that every child does."
Bush is right. When parents advocate for their disabled children,
these children are far more likely to become independent, self-sufficient
members of society.
schools are our responsibility, and all of us must take that responsibility
seriously . . . what you can do to improve instruction and make schools
more accountable for student performance."
No Child Left Behind applies to all public school children - kids
with disabilities, kids with behavior problems, and other kids who
have traditionally been written off - minorities, immigrants, and
English as Second Language (ESL) youngsters. This law should make
it easier to get annual objective testing of your child's skills -
a battleground for many parents of kids with disabilities.
In A Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind, you learn about new requirements for teachers and paraprofessionals, school report cards, annual testing of math and reading skills. You also learn about new options for parents including transfers from failing schools and free supplemental services - tutoring, after-school programs and summer school.
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