Tenn. weighs joining other states in asking for NCLB waiver

Tennessee is considering seeking a waiver from No Child Left Behind mandates, possibly joining officials in Idaho and South Dakota who have spoken out against the federal education law. Action in Congress to overhaul the law has stalled, leading U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to say he would be willing to waive some NCLB requirements. "I'm not advocating that Tennessee ignores the law, but I feel education officials at the state level should seek a waiver on Tennessee's behalf," said Martavius Jones, Memphis school board president.

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