Washington and Wisconsin are joining 24 other states that have earned waivers from the federal education law. Washington state education officials confirmed their state's waiver. The Wisconsin waiver was reported by The New York Times.
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The 10-year-old federal No Child Left Behind law requires all
students to achieve proficient math and reading scores by 2014, a goal
that many educators say is impossible. Last year, President Barack Obama
announced an opportunity for states to avoid the law's requirements if
they develop their own accountability systems.
Members of both parties agree the No Child Left Behind law is broken
but have been unable to agree on how to fix it.
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Critics also say the law has had the unintended effect of encouraging
instructors to teach to the test and has led schools to narrow their
-from a Fox News Report today.