The denial of the waiver request is a really big deal. It means the most populous state in the country, with the biggest congressional delegation, will be stuck with the outdated, much maligned No Child Left Behind as it is for the forseeable future. And next school year is the 2013-14 school year, when all students were supposed to be at the proficiency level on state tests—so there will be many, many schools in the Golden State that will not meet their NCLB goals....and no word yet on how that's going to work out.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
California denied their NCLB waiver
As part of the super pre-Christmas edition of "Taking out the Trash Day," you may have missed that California has been denied their No Child Left Behind waiver.