White House announces waivers for No Child Left Behind law
August 8th, 2011
05:24 PM ET
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White House announces waivers for No Child Left Behind law

WASHINGTON (CNN) - About half the schools in Tennessee didn't meet the annual yearly progress requirements of the No Child Left Behind law last year. Tennessee is not alone.

Saying schools are struggling to meet the student progress requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, the White House announced Monday it would be signing waivers that will relieve schools of some of the key provisions of the law.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Sebastian Kent

    Sounds like we are postponing accountability – – – AGAIN!

    August 8, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. The Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

    Why not? Without help from somewhere, some of these "Offsprings of The Taker Generation" will never get out of school.......let em pass & go on to welfare, that's their goal anyway......what difference does it make?

    August 8, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  3. Real change - the good kind

    If the government has to sign a lot of waivers, then the legislation was either really bad or unrealistic. Obamacare is another example of bad legislation. Has anyone noticed that Obama's cronies are the special interest groups getting waivers...?

    Obama has turned out to be more of an empty suit than a president.

    August 8, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  4. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    Sebastian, if you knew anything about education you'd be well aware that NCLB has nothing to do with "accountability." It measures memory and nothing more. Our educational system is the laughing stock of the world. Cuba does a better job than we do. America needs to ditch NCLB and start over.

    August 8, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Obama might as well abolish the Dept. of Education.......it is totally clear, they are accomplishing NOTHING in that division of the administration, and that they haven't for decades.

    August 8, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. AZ DEM

    If anything we should scrap the whole NCLB act and pass a comprehensive change in how we educate our youth...even if its at the state level THINGS NEED TO CHANGE and fast or we will look up in 10 years and the world will be a scary place for our children..they won't be able to compete against the rest of the world

    August 8, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  7. New Age Independant

    Another poor example of a failing administration. Lets not work towards a higher standard; Instead lets issue waivers for everything and promote stupidity.

    August 8, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  8. John PA

    America needs a waiver from this white house. The only words we want to here from this white house is I RESIGN effect immediately!

    August 8, 2011 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  9. Derrick

    Really. No child left behind. Don't blame the damn president, or congress, or the schools. The blame is each other. I will bit all the money I have that people of power children aren't left behind. Funny not to long ago middle class people noses were in the air like upper class. Were are you now. In short. Rich smart. Poor dumm. Some free world.

    August 8, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  10. Randy

    This sounds like a government approach. Fixing schools and fixing teachers, and adding money to both, will somehow automatically fix the students. Again there is no accountability to individual student, just the school as a whole. We have added a federal layer of beuracracy on top of a state level of beaucracy with the Dept of Education, all this to fix the eduaction system, and all we have is national education problem instead of a few states having an education problem. Allow competition back into schools. As much as some people don't want to hear it it, the country needs garbage men, just as much as needs doctors. Dump the Dept of Education and let the states and individual districts manage thier schools again.

    August 9, 2011 08:18 am at 8:18 am |