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14 States Seek Exemption From No Child Left Behind Act

HeadlineMar 25, 2004

Fourteen states asked the Bush administration Wednesday for permission to use alternative methods for showing academic gains under the No Child Left Behind law. This according to The New York Times.

In a letter to Education Secretary Rod Paige, the 14 chief state school officers wrote that “without any changes to the law, calculations suggest that within a few years, the vast majority of all schools will be identified as in need of improvement. Many of those schools will be given that designation despite having shown steady and significant improvement for all groups of students.”

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