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Obama’s NCLB waivers: Do flaws outweigh benefits? |

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From Monty Neill, executive director of FairTest, via Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post. NCLB waivers: from the frying pan to the fire

The Obama administration’s No Child Left Behind “flexibility” plan offers our struggling public schools a leap from the frying pan to the fire.

President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan provide no relief from No Child Left Behind’s massive over-use of testing — more testing than in any other advanced nation. In fact, they are demanding more, not less, testing. They provide no relief from NCLB’s mandated misuse of test scores for school accountability. And their plan will push states into adopting highly flawed and inaccurate uses of student test results to judge teachers and principals.

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