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Ten states are getting a pass from the white house on No Child Left Behind law.
The Obama administration issuing waivers to the following Colorado Florida Georgia Indiana Kentucky.
Massachusetts Minnesota New Jersey Oklahoma and Tennessee freeing them from the strict requirements of the NC LB.
The White House says the only state which applied for but was denied the flexibility.
Is New Mexico which is still working to get approval.
And CLB requires all students to be proficient in reading and -- by 2014.
The president's executive actions strips away the requirement in exchange for a viable substitute plan.
Under the deal with states must show -- will prepare children for college and careers set new targets for improving achievement among all students.
Reward the best performing schools.
And focus help on the ones doing the worst critics of the NC -- said it focused too much on standardized testing and not enough.
On teaching some Republicans claim by granting waivers and circumventing congress the president.
Is overreaching its authority.
Obama's plan does not give more flexibility to the states but imposes his vision on them instead just a few weeks ago mr.
Obama said this action was necessary because congress failed to update the -- despite.
Widespread bipartisan agreement that it needs fixing.
In September we decide to stop waiting for congress to fix No Child Left Behind and give states the flexibility they need to help our kids meet higher standards a total of 28 other states the District of Columbia and even Puerto Rico have signaled they also planned to seek waivers.
Reporting in Washington Peter JC Fox News.
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