Florida Wants Out Of Some Federal No Child Left Behind Requirements
November 15, 2011
Florida has submitted its request to the federal government to exempt the state from some requirements under the No Child Left Behind law.
Florida is one of several states that have submitted requests to not continue operating federal accountability programs mandated under NCLB, which passed in 2001.
The idea is to streamline various state and federal accountability programs designed to track student progress and help struggling school. At times, the different standards between the two has caused immense confusion for students and parents, such as when a school has improved from an “F” to a “C” school but is still at risk for being shut down under federal standards.
“The…flexibility request will help strengthen Florida’s accountability system and aims to support all of our students in their endeavors toward achieving academic success,” Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said in a statement.
By The News Service of Florida