Proposed by President Bush
USA Today finds 18 exemplary schools that won the coveted U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon but are also subject to federal punishment for failing to make “adequate yearly progress”
31% of the nation’s schools fail to make AYP, according to President George W. Bush’s NCLB rules. They include 78% of the Florida schools rated “A” by his brother, then Gov. Jeb Bush.
The Idaho Senate votes unanimously to ask Congress to change NCLB. Virginia’s House of Delegates votes 98-1 to ask Congress to exempt their state from the rules of NCLB. Time magazine says 20 states are rebelling against NCLB.
NCLB hits primetime in an episode of “Boston Legal” when the Michael J. Fox character says, “We treat our teachers like crap…. And the government in their ‘No Child Left Behind’ law has created a monster.”
Attempts have been made to rewrite the law, but so far Congress has failed.
States must implement science academic achievement standards for the 2007-2008 school year
The following have received No Child Left Behind waivers: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin.
Students are supposed to be 100% proficient in reading, writing and math by the school year 2013-2014