California wants to use its own accountability system to improve schools rather than to abide by federally required policies from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also known as No Child Left Behind.
Like it said it would last month, the state officially filed for a waiver seeking relief from the federal law on Friday. The request is not the same as waivers sought by other states which have been granted by President Barack Obama but require a viable alternative plan and improved accountability.
June 15, 2012
California Calls No Child Left Behind 'Unworkable,' Asks for Relief
"California Calls No Child Left Behind 'Unworkable,' Asks for Relief" by Reut Cohen for KCET, June 15, 2012: