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More Illinois schools failing than not
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010 17:41 PM

The public school system has been under heavy scrutiny by government officials, as some believe that American students are not being taught the minimum requirements of what is expected of them. Through the No Child Left Behind Act, some academic officials hope that failing schools will be held accountable for their students, including teachers who are not offering a rigorous curriculum.

For the first time since the No Child Left Behind Act's inception, more schools in Illinois are labeled as failing than passing, according to While 1,808 public institutions across the state met the federal guidelines for Adequate Yearly Progress, 1,999 schools did not.

Additionally, the news provider reports that this trend will only get worse in the coming years, which could lead to issues as U.S. law requires that 100 percent of students must pass math, science and reading standardized exams by 2014.

According to, 52.5 percent of students had missed the passing mark of this year's target. This year, schools were supposed to get 77.5 percent of their students to be proficient.