May 29, 2012

8 states get waiver from No Child Left Behind Law.

I'm not sure how people feel about this subject, I will say it's time for a change. To many children are being passed from grade to grade, When half of them are being passed with F's.
Yes I do blame some of the teachers and some of the students who refuse to learn or listen, at least from here in, Arkansas. So now here's what suppose to happen.
Tell me what you think?.

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No Child Left Behind requires all students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014. The waivers throw out that fundamental requirement, provided they offer a viable alternative plan.

Under the deal, the states must show they will prepare children for college and careers, set new targets for improving achievement among all students, reward the best performing schools and focus help on the ones doing the worst.

Another eight states are gaining flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday.

The Education Department has approved waivers for Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island. Eighteen other states and Washington, D.C., also applied for a waiver and could receive approval in coming weeks.

The states that had already won waivers earlier this year are: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
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Anna Baty

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