NH Receives No Child Left Behind Waiver! But the Story is Even Bigger than That...

But the story is even bigger than that...


The U.S. Department of Education granted the State of New Hampshire its “flexibility waiver” Wednesday, enabling our schools to replace the destructive No Child Left Behind requirements with a new school improvement plan. (Here is the Union Leader story.)  You could say this is big deal because the waiver gets us out from under an arbitrary No Child Left Behind school rating system that provided unjustified fodder for those who wanted to bash our schools and teachers. Some will say we accomplished that by sacrificing local control of our school systems to the federal government. Did we?

We didn’t. And that’s the really big deal. It took 10 months of negotiating, but we seem to have given up nothing in for the flexibility waiver.

Read the rest of the story on Advancing New Hampshire Public Education at  http://anhpe.org/2013/06/29/the-waiver-of-no-child-left-behind-is-good-but-theres-a-bigger-story-than-that/

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