Rockingham County Schools Want Lawmakers to Repeal 'No Child Left Behind'

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

The Rockingham County School Board says the 'No Child Left Behind' Act needs to go.

All five school board members voted to pass a resolution on Monday explaining why they want the act repealed.

They say the act has created unrealistic standards for students and that it's actually having a negative effect on education.

The school board's resolution says that 'No Child Left Behind' is pushing minority students away from school by creating goals that can be too high.

School board members will now send their resolution to lawmakers in Richmond to ask them to repeal the act.

"What 'No Child Left Behind' did was it tried to fit all the different shaped pegs into the same shaped hole, and it's just not working," said school board member Lowell Fulk. "It's time to admit that it's not working."

School board members say they're not against standardized testing as a whole, they just feel the 'No Child Left Behind' act sets too many students up for failure.

They say they hope federal legislators will consider their resolution during the next General Assembly. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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