Saturday, September 24, 2011

Waivers from NCLB

Virginia has expressed its intention to seek a waiver (made available in an exectutive action by Obama) from parts of NCLB, in exchange for higher standards, and the use of test scores to evaluate teacher effectiveness. What do yall think?

With no child left behind waivers, Obama turns some powers education back to states

"Mr. Obama’s blueprint for rewriting the law, which Congress has never acted on, urged lawmakers to adopt an approach that would encourage states to raise standards, focus interventions only on the worst failing schools and use test scores and other measures to evaluate teachers’ effectiveness. In its current proposal, the administration requires states to adopt those elements of its blueprint in exchange for relief from the No Child law."

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