Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kline Unhappy With Duncan's Lack of Details on NCLB Waivers Plan - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Kline Unhappy With Duncan's Lack of Details on NCLB Waivers Plan - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Kline Unhappy With Duncan's Lack of Details on NCLB Waiver Plan

So, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, is less than thrilled with the response from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to his request for more information about the department's plan to give states leeway on parts of the No Child Left Behind Act in exchange for signing onto a package of reforms-to-be-named-later.

Here's Duncan's response. To summarize, if you expected the department to provide Kline & Co. with a thorough, detailed explanation of the waiver proposal, you'll be sorely disappointed.

The letter lays out the rationale for the waiver plan (the law is overdue for reauthorization, states are clamoring for an update, the vast majority of the nation's schools will be identified as failing). And, in response to Kline's query on the legality of waivers, Duncan cites a section of the law that gives the department flexibility to waive

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