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The Daily Report Card: Big NCLB Waiver News, Grading GOP Field, G.I. Bill Problems, South Bend Church-State Saga

The Big News: NCLB Waivers…

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President Barack Obama.

Obama Administration Sets Rules for NCLB Waivers – Politics K-12 “The Obama administration on Thursday afternoon said it will waive the cornerstone requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, including the 2014 deadline that all students be proficient in math and language arts, and will give states the freedom to set their own student-achievement goals, and design their own interventions for failing schools.” (

Obama’s No Child Left Behind Package Offers Waivers In Exchange For Teacher Evaluations, Standards – HuffPo The President will roll out his “flexibility package” in a White House speech Friday. (Huffington Post)

…And Everything Else.

Too Much GI Bill Money Going To For-Profit Schools? : NPR “The current Post-9/11 GI Bill has truly been usurped by predatory for-profit schools.” (NPR)

Grading the GOP Candidates on Education – TIME Highest grade? B–. Andrew Rotherham’s tough. (

South Bend mayoral candidates would’ve done Family Dollar deal ‘differently’ – South Bend Tribune More salvos in the ongoing church-state debate over whether the city can sell land to a religious school. (


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