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April 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

NCLB waiver: Using test scores in evaluations is unreliable

The Seattle Times reporting of the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to revoke Washington state’s waiver from the No Child Left Behind law ["State leaders should save $40 million federal education waiver,” Opinion, April 26] overlooks an important fact: Major research organizations, such as the American Education Research Association and the American Statistical Association,…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Rick George

April 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM

NCLB waiver: Redo No Child Left Behind

Recently, The Seattle Times quoted U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s 2011 testimony, “We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible.” Yet Duncan continues to enforce a failing law, No Child Left Behind [”State leaders should save $40 million federal education…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Arne Duncan, education, Mary Wallon