Colorlines examines "No Child Left Behind" 10 Years later
by Crystal McMillan on Monday, January 16, 2012
Colorlines examines the gaps in No Child Left Behind Law after 10 years
The landmark law called for all U.S. schoolchildren to be proficient in math and reading by the year 2014, but it was hardly successful. In the decade since No Child Left Behind has been on the books, income inequality has worsened and economic disparities have meant that communities of color, who are disproportionately poor, have gotten squeezed tighter and tighter by policies that ignore their everyday reality.