November 16 | Educated Guess

All excuses, no action on NCLB waiver

By John Fensterwald

Eleven states made the submission deadline Monday for seeking a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. That gave U.S. Rep. George Miller of California, the ranking Democrat on the House committee rewriting the law, a chance to take a swat at his home state for ignoring the opportunity.

"These 11 states are ready to start transforming their schools," he said in a statement. "Unfortunately, California is not among these trailblazing states, which is incredibly disappointing to me and to the millions of school children in my state.

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