ED willing to bend NCLB rules to quell concerns in Florida

The Washington Times reports that the U.S. Department of Education’s recent decision to change assessment rules for the state of Florida has weakened a key portion of the No Child Left Behind law. Florida voters were unhappy that 77 percent of their schools failed to meet NCLB standards in 2004, and the Florida Department of Education and Gov. Jeb Bush requested special waivers to improve Florida’s overall NCLB report card.

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