Category Archives: NCLB

Keeping Utah schools shackled via the back door

  As Congress continues to delay reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), many states, including Utah, are requesting waivers from parts of the federal law, and some states are being openly defiant about it. With all this waiver action, … Continue reading

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Budget deal: Utah still addicted to the federal trough

  A year and a half ago I wrote an article for the Standard-Examiner about how Utah is addicted to federal dollars. Since then, nothing has changed. The federal budget deal has again brought this issue to our attention. A … Continue reading

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Relief from federal education mandates may be in sight

  We have some good news out of Washington. Utah’s own Rep. Rob Bishop, an educator in Utah’s public schools for 28 years, has introduced a bill in Congress that could exempt Utah and other states from burdensome federal education … Continue reading

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Ogden rally raw footage, empowering parents, NCLB

  Today in Ogden, an estimated 400 people protested the Ogden School District’s decision to forgo collective bargaining in favor of a contract made on its own terms. You can see footage of the protest here, taken by Alexis Young, … Continue reading

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NCLB: Waivers are good; repeal is better

According to a report by Education Week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave states 315 waivers under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2009, nine times more than his predecessor Margaret Spellings approved in 2008. This trend is good … Continue reading

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