Rep. Rick Larsen sent out a press release today saying that something is broken in the nation’s education system - but it’s not the schools themselves.
Rather, Larsen argued it’s the requirement in the federal No Child Left Brhind Act.
A little background - under federal law, schools districts throughout Washington have to notify parents that nearly every school in the state is not making the grade, a long-dreaded consequence of Washington losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Now schools and student test scores now must be evaluated under those flawed standards.
But Larsen has called Congress to reauthorize and update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Here’s his press release:
Larsen and other members of the Washington state Congressional delegation asked the Department of Education in June to waive the letter requirement.