Recommendations to Improve No Child Left Behind for Struggling Students and Disconnected Youth

Publication Date: September 2007

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt; Linda Harris; Mala Thakur; Jonathan Larsen

Research Area: Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Every day, an estimated 2,500 students across the nation drop out of high school. While the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has succeeded in bringing to light the disparities that exist in our education system, it has failed to shine a light and provide solutions to the pressing problem of high school dropouts. These recommendations--by CLASP and the National Youth Employment Coalition--focus on how the resources in NCLB can be used to ensure that these youth have access to systems, support, and funding to attain a viable education that prepares them for future learning opportunities and the world of work.