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Non-Partisan Brookings Institute Says “President Obama Rewrites NCLB” | Scathing Purple Musings

Non-Partisan Brookings Institute Says “President Obama Rewrites NCLB” | Scathing Purple Musings

Non-Partisan Brookings Institute Says “President Obama Rewrites NCLB”

Writes Senior Brookings Fellow Russ Whitehurst:

It is one thing for an administration to grant waivers to states to respond to unrealistic conditions on the ground or to allow experimentation and innovation. Similar waiver authority has been used to advance welfare and Medicaid reform going back to the Reagan administration, and to allow a few districts and states to experiment at the margins of NCLB in the Bush administration. It is quite another thing to grant state waivers conditional on compliance with a particular reform agenda that is dramatically different from existing law. The NCLB waiver authority does not grant the secretary of education the right to impose any conditions he considers appropriate on states seeking

SORRY ARNIE, YOU’RE OUT OF TOUCH « Teachers Fight Back

SORRY ARNIE, YOU’RE OUT OF TOUCH « Teachers Fight Back

SORRY ARNIE, YOU’RE OUT OF TOUCH

Just heard an interview with Arnie Duncan, Secretary of Education. He was commenting on states and districts that might apply for No Child Left Behind waivers. He was also commenting on the cheating scandal in Atlanta, and he made assorted other statements about testing under NCLB. Then he said something that nearly knocked me out of my chair. He said, “we don’t want anyone teaching to the test.”

OH MY ! Arnie, you can’t really be that out of touch, can you ? Here’s a news flash for him, EVERY SCHOOL

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