The Delaware Department of Education today submitted it’s application for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
“So when it comes to fixing what’s wrong with No Child Left Behind, we’ve offered every state the same deal. We’ve said, if you’re willing to set higher, more honest standards than the ones that were set by No Child Left Behind, then we’re going to give you the flexibility to meet those standards. We want high standards, and we’ll give you flexibility in return. We combine greater freedom with greater accountability. Because what might work in Minnesota may not work in Kentucky — but every student should have the same opportunity to reach their potential. President Obama on NCLB Waivers “
So let me get this right ! Delaware Education Czar Jack Markell is going to raise the bar in-turn for a wavier because Delaware can’t meet the bar that is set too low? As far as flexibility! I hear Jack can bend-over in front of Arne Duncan and touch the floor with both palms of his hands! Any more flexibility would require Markell to put his head up his ass! So the race is now back at the starting gate on hold until the DCAS test is modified to conform with that National Standardize Test Goodbye DCAS and hello Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium!