The Obama Regime has finally admitted the endemic failure of educational system as run by the government in America. Of course the boy blamed President Bush, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Obama Regime has admitted that it’s schools can’t meet any objective standards or metrics for basic competency.
Obama and his handlers have released 10 states from the No Child Left Behind requirements that have been in place for 10 years. Those states are: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. At least 28 more states as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico are expected to seek and receive similar dispensation by the end of February, 2012.
Why are these waivers being asked for and granted? Because these states’ “school systems” can’t meet the 2014 requiring that all students be proficient in reading and math even though they had 12 years to raise themselves to that basic standard.
Obama, faced with having to apply the sanctions that NCLB requires and having failed to coerce Congress to lower the standards, has simply decided to waive the law as if it didn’t exist in the first place.
After waiting far too long for Congress to reform No Child Left Behind, my administration is giving states the opportunity to set higher, more honest standards in exchange for more flexibility.
Obama, his reelection bid always held firmly in his mind, can blame President Bush and Congress all that he wants. Doing so doesn’t change the fact that, even with over a decade to work with, the public school system has failed to meet basic objective measurement of their capability to teach math and reading proficiency.
Admitting failure is the first step towards fixing the problem. Sadly, Obama’s second step of removing the standard and allowing those who have failed to redefine they’re own standards and metrics is not in any way shape or form a step forward.