No Child Left Behind
It is... technically optional: States need not comply with NCLB, as long as they are willing to forgo the federal funding that comes with it.
- The Barrington Il school district gets 3% of its funds from the Feds, and 8% from the State.
- What if a school district wanted to opt out? What if a single school wanted to?
May'2012: 18 states have been granted waivers so far... in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. Which makes it sound to me like
- the standards aren't standard
- an increase in micro-management from the federal Department Of Education.
Waivers have been granted to 32 states! (Rule Of Law) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Child_Left_Behind_Act#Waivers
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