Tuesday, October 11, 2011

No Child Left Behind Waivers Prompt Fear

The Obama administration wants states to focus more of their attention on the lowest-performing schools, where large numbers of students are failing state tests year after year.
So the Department of Education is inviting all states to apply for waivers from the No Child Left Behind law.
The waivers could win relief for schools where a small number of students are falling short of federal requirements.
But advocates for minority and special education students worry their students will be ignored.

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