Thursday, February 9, 2012

Is there a Constitution?

Obama to give 10 states a pass on No Child Left Behind deadline
President Obama is set to give 10 states a pass regarding an approaching deadline under the No Child Left Behind law, after the states struggled to meet the proficiency standards for reading and math.

The executive action will circumvent Congress, which has been stuck on how to rewrite the law. A White House official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that the 10 states will receive "flexibility" allowing them to miss 2014 targets for student proficiency. However, those states will be required to set new targets, and implement "comprehensive" plans to reward high-performing schools, punish low-performing schools, prepare students for college and the work force and evaluate school officials.
The first 10 states to receive the waivers are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee.


Anonymous said...

How does this "circumvent Congress?" The legislative branch doesn't execute law.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Because that's the real issue! Go to get 'em! Ignore that our federal government is applying law to states on select basis. The real issue is locally is misrepresented by a blogger!

Sheila said...

Anonymous elaborate ...speak your mind. You are given the space even if you don't tell us your name. Do note anonymous postings don't carry as much weight with others as those who are "real"!

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