|Barack Obama (Photo credit: jamesomalley)|
President Barack Obama is set to announce waivers that will free 10
states from the binding requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
The initiative, enacted during the George W. Bush administration,
requires all states receiving federal education funding to test
students’ basic skills in many grades.
Ten of the 11 states that applied for waivers will receive them, a White House official
told the Associated Press. They are Colorado, Florida, Georgia,
Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and