New Waiver System Announced for No Child Left Behind

By Scott Sarvay

August 8, 2011 Updated Aug 8, 2011 at 11:35 AM EST

WASHINGTON (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The U.S. Department of Education is releasing details Monday about a new waiver system for No Child Left Behind.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says more than 80-percent of all schools could be labeled as "failures" under the current law.

The waiver system will allow schools more flexibility in test scores as long as other criteria are met.

The Department of Education plans to release specifics about what those benchmarks next month.

Republicans are worried the plan will undermine their efforts to have no child left behind reauthorized.

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