Ohio plans to ask for a federal waiver to circumvent academic failure in 40 percent of the state’s public schools this year, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. All of the nation’s public schools are mandated to be proficient in math and reading by 2014, under the guidelines of the No Child Left Behind Act. Last year 50 percent of Ohio’s school districts failed to meet the minimum educational goals, according to the Enquirer. The 2011 national failure rate was the highest since the legislation took effect 10 years ago. Here are some facts about Ohio’s academic results and the No Child Left Behind Act…

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