|MDE Requests Waiver for NCLB|
8/19/2011 2:44 PMOn August 16, 2011, Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius sent the attached request (scroll down) to the Honorable Arne Duncan (U.S. Secretary of Education) respectfully requesting "a wavier of provisions of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), as authored by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)."
Cassellius stated: "We urgently request this temporary relief until such time as Congress passes ESEA. We are not asking for relief from accountability. Rather, we are seeking relief from a failed law that does not accurately measure our state's progress toward higher expectations and better academic achievement for all students."
Letter from MN Commissioner Cassellius to U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan.