Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Francisco Guajardo

Second Advisor

Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo

Third Advisor

Dr. Miguel de los Santos


This research study presents a historical view of the United States Federal Government's initial involvement in the country's educational systems and the motives behind these educational reforms. It explores the impact these reforms have had in the country's schools and how the implementations lead to the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) under President George W. Bush. It discusses the role of the four pillars under NCLB and the changes that it has brought about in the current educational system. This study also focuses on the impact that NCLB has had on a small rural South Texas school community and the different alternatives that can be reached in order to make this law do what its name implies.


Copyright 2005 Morahima Villanueva. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American