Regarding your article Nov. 3, "Giving a grade to No Child Left Behind, " I believe that this idea in its entirety is more beneficial than not. Forcing children to attend school and get the minimum of a high school degree gives adolescents an opportunity to excel and a chance at starting a career and contributing to society. Even though many educators feel that this idea is not what it is cracked up to be because many students do not meet the minimum requirements on testing scores, it is not a waste of time.
As an active student at Belleville East High School, I am able to witness students who have a hard time passing through school. Even though these students are struggling more so than others, after talking with a few, I know that they are still grateful that they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
If they were not forced to get an education, they would not have the drive to make something of themselves. Furthermore, as mentioned in this particular article, No Child Left Behind definitely does a tremendous amount of good.