Georgia to receive waiver from No Child Left Behind
By Nancy Badertscher
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia is expected today to be released from requirements of a landmark federal education law that some say put too much pressure on students and teachers and contributed to test cheating in Atlanta and other places.
The White House is set to announce today that Georgia and nine other states -- Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee -- will be granted waivers from the Bush era No Child Left Behind Act.
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-to-rece … 40127.html
This puts the standards back on the state ed dept and not the federal ed department..local decision making is good to a point
Wow, why? Just due to the "pressure" and cheating aspect? That really makes no sense. Don't we as a nation desire our future generation receive the best education possible in order to compete with all the other worldly counties that are leading in education?
there are many more states waiting to ask for the waiver. A national standards test does not work for each states testing criteria I'm guessing.
States and individual districts have their own ways of assessing students progress and the No Child Left Behind causes a lot of headaches
Ted Kennedy must be rolling in his grave! He was as much a part of it as Bush!
I still don't understand all the opposition to No Child Left Behind either.
Schools have to meet the strict requirements set by the Federal govts Ed Dept.and many cannot for various reasons.
"For all the cheers that states may have about the changes, the move also reflects the sobering reality that the United States is not close to the law's original goal: getting children to grade level in reading and math.
Critics today say the 2014 deadline was unrealistic, the law is too rigid and led to teaching to the test, and too many schools feel they are labeled as "failures."
Under No Child Left Behind, schools that don't meet requirements for two years or longer face increasingly tough consequences, including busing children to higher-performing schools, offering tutoring and replacing staff.
This is a good move but will not help if the states and local boards do not follow through. The biggest problem that No Child Left Behind created was the extreme emphasis placed on a single test. Teachers were forced to teach only the subjects that were being tested that year which meant that kids would go entire years without any instruction in social studies or science. I hope that this is the beginning of a new and better way to improve our schools.
It's about time! I think it will solve several problems. Hopefully some paperwork reduction can take place as well.
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