In 2001, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act by the U.S. Act of Congress, which included Title I provisions for disadvantaged students. The premise was that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals would improve education. The Act stated to receive federal school funding, states had to give basic skill assessments to all students. NCLB emphasized on annual testing, annual academic progress, report cards, and teacher qualifications, as well as changes in funding. Although, by 2015, criticism accumulated, and Congress took away the No Child Left Behind and replaced it with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
By the time the NCLB Act was passed, I had already graduated high school. I was working full-time and had not yet attended college. At the time the act passed, I was too far removed for it to have an impact on me.