Especially in times of economic downturn, tax-funded budgets for government services are squeezed, and school budgets in the South are certainly no exception. Whether this seemingly perpetual belt-tightening is due to tax-averse elected leaders paying only lip-service to education, or to legitimately constraining fiscal realities, or to some mix of both, probably depends on one’s political and policy views.
What You Need To Know
The No Child Left Behind Act (or NCLB) is a landmark piece of federal legislation that ushered an era of data-and standards-based accountability into American education.
The legacy of segregation, the separation of people by race in most areas of life, has a long history, and remains visible, in schools in the South and beyond.