Appropriate Education, Juvenile Corrections, and No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 promotes high-quality educational services for all children and youths, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, income, or background. Despite the law's laudable goals, one group continues to be left behind: youths who are incarcerated in juvenile correctional facilities. These youths--particularly those with emotional or behavioral disorders--often fail to receive high-quality educational services for a multitude of reasons. The authors review current knowledge about youths with disabilities in juvenile corrections and factors associated with high-quality education programs. They then examine aspects of NCLB in the context of current practices in correctional education and conclude with a brief discussion of how NCLB might be used to improve education programs for incarcerated youths.
Leone, Peter and Mulcahy, Candace, "Appropriate Education, Juvenile Corrections, and No Child Left Behind" (2004). Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership Faculty Scholarship. 13.