Thursday, July 07, 2011

No Child Left Behind...

Governor Bill Hala may ask for a wavier for Tennessee from No Child Left Behind:

Knoxville News Sentinel Capitol correspondent Tom Humphrey is reporting that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is considering asking the federal government for a waiver for Tennessee from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. The reason for Haslam's desire is that the Governor believes that at the present time, most Tennessee schools would fail the requirements of the law. Governor Haslam doesn't appear to be alone in his desire, because Senator Lamar Alexander-who has made education the signature issue of his entire political career in this State-seems to be hinting that he may push for an exception as he currently serves on the working group examining No Child Left Behind. Bill Haslam's education reform agenda hasn't even had time to make a dent, and he is surely aware of the state of Tennessee schools, especially many of our rural schools.

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