The Chattanoogan: Corker Welcomes Approval Of Education Waiver For Tennessee

Feb 9, 2012

Senator Bob Corker, R-Tn., on Thursday welcomed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to approve Tennessee’s request for a waiver from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly known as No Child Left Behind.


Tennessee is one of 10 states that will receive flexibility from the federal education law in exchange for agreeing to raise student achievement standards, improve accountability, and enhance teacher effectiveness.

"Tennessee has demonstrated national leadership in education reforms to enhance student achievement, so I'm pleased the administration has granted this waiver,” Senator Corker said. “The decision recognizes the progress our state has made, frees us from a one-size-fits all mandate from the federal government, and will allow our state’s elected leaders to make decisions that are most beneficial to the students of Tennessee.”

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