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No Child Left Behind Faces Long-Awaited Legislative Overhaul

Three Congressional bills have been introduced to alter No Child Left Behind as the 2014 proficiency deadline approaches. Newsmax reported on June 7 that “House Education Committee Chairman John Kline introduced a bill Thursday that would gut the decade-old No Child Left Behind law, returning power to the states to craft their own curriculums without strings attached to qualify for federal school funds” (emphasis added). However, so many states have been granted waivers on No Child Left Behind that the law has been essentially gutted already. Continue reading

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Behind Race-Based Education Goals

A number of states have decided to separate their education achievement goals by race as part of their No Child Left Behind waivers. The question remains whether this move marks a “realistic” approach to education, or a major step backward for education fueled by lowered expectations for racial groups. Continue reading

No Child Left Behind Waivers Take States by Storm

Nationwide states are taking a different road for No Child Left Behind, with 34 states having now applied for or been granted NCLB waivers by the Obama Administration. In particular, Florida has come under fire for its publicized race-based education goals. As the New York Times notes, only eight of 34 states may have avoided this waiver provision. Continue reading

NCLB Waiver Allows Race-Based Education Goals

According to CBS Tampa, the Florida State Board of Education just recently “passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.” It assumes that Asians will perform highest in Florida schools, followed by whites, Hispanics, and African-Americans. Continue reading

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