Is NCLB Making History of Social Studies?

March 15, 2005 1 min read

Experts are seeing an increasing trend to devote more class time and instruction to reading and math, as well as other core subjects deemed crucial by state and federal mandates. As a result, subjects such as social studies and civic education are experiencing a decrease in curriculum resources.

Is the No Child Left Behind Act’s emphasis on reading and math squeezing social studies out of the curriculum? What role should social studies play in school’s today? How can curriculum demands be balanced?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.