What is the Purpose of No Child Left Behind?

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), also referred to as ‘nicklebee’ was approved by Congress and signed off by President Bush in 2002 in an effort to improve the state of public education in the U.S. It included a set of standards for states, school districts, and schools to be held accountable for the measured progress of their students in an effort to use federal money more efficiently and raise the quality of education in the U.S. Focusing resources on proven educational methods: Federal investments significantly increased in scientifically proven educational methods and teachers are required to be evaluated as highly qualified in the subjects they teach.