Prof. Pedro Nogeura urges the Obama administration to lift the burden of meeting “Adequate Yearly Progress” as dictated by NCLB, *and* lift the burdensome cost of meeting RTTT conditions to escape NCLB. To waive NCLB but let RTTT conditions stay in place is to provide only half a solution.
We Must Do More Than Merely Avoid the NCLB Train Wreck
The Obama administration’s decision to allow states to request waivers from No Child Left Behind was a step in the right direction, but only a baby step. Four in five schools will be deemed “failing” if nothing stops the “train wreck” that NCLB will inflict.