Monday, August 8, 2011

Little Johnny can't read, but Obama is giving his school a free pass

A key part of the No child Left Behind legislation was school accountability. if test scores fail to improve enough, schools were penalized or even closed. President Obama has decided to give those failing schools a waiver. If you kid fails to learn to read, blame Obama.
(Politico) — Seeing “no clear path” toward reauthorizing the “No Child Left Behind” education law, the Obama administration will unilaterally issue waivers to states, exempting them from some of the law’s regulations.
“Today we’re less than a month from the start of the school year, and . . . we still believe there is no clear path toward a bipartisan bill to reform “No Child Left Behind,” said White House domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes in a conference call with reporters, the contents of which were embargoed until Monday.
“Our administration has been working on plans to provide more flexibility. The president has directed us to proceed with those plans.”
The announcement comes months after President Barack Obama called on Congress to deliver legislation to his desk by September that fixed the Bush-era law. But as the calendar moves closer to Obama’s deadline, the House and Senate have moved on separate paths at a pace the White House says is not nearly fast enough.

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