Putting Education Reform To The Test

Read The Federal Concerns About Florida’s ‘No Child’ Alternative

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

While we’re waiting for the White House and the U.S. Department of Education to say why they approved Florida’s No Child Left Behind waiver request, let’s review what they said about the application in December.

Below is the December 20, 2011 letter to the Florida Department of Education outlining initial concerns.

At the time, the feds were concerned that some student groups weren’t included in Florida’s grading system, that the system did not place enough emphasis on graduation rates and that the application did not emphasize enough student sub-groups, which can include minority and low-income students.

Read the letter after the jump.


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