13 Feb '12, 5am

Ten States Receive Waivers From No Child Left Behind | Care2 Causes

Ten States Receive Waivers From No Child Left Behind | Care2 Causes

Ten years after the No Child Left Behind law (NCLB) rewrote the nation’s education policies, President Obama granted 10 states waivers from some of its crucial provisions last Thursday. The waivers allow states to escape some of the central provisions and sanctions associated with the NCLB law, policies that critics have branded onerous and unrealistic—in particular, the requirement that all students be deemed “proficient” in reading and math by the end of the 2013-14 school year. In addition, states will no longer be bound by the law’s system of sanctions for schools that are deemed to be failing or not making adequate progress. All Children Proficient In Math And Reading By 2014? Education experts have long criticized the 2014 deadline for math and reading proficiency, saying that it was an impossibly high bar. The idea that all children of all abilities can be completel...

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