Washington First State To Lose No Child Left Behind Waiver
Friday, April 25, 2014
Washington’s No Child Left Behind waiver has been revoked as a result of the state legislature not approving changes to teacher evaluations in order to stay in compliance with federal requirements.
The loss of the waiver means that districts will no longer have control over how $38 million dollars of federal education funding will be spent. Governor Jay Inslee said public schools will definitely feel the impact of the lost funding, and that it could mean layoffs.
Ann Dornfeld, education reporter of KUOW, part of the Here & Now Contributors Network, speaks to Robin Young about the state’s decision to not comply with federal standards and the impact it will have on schools.