These included making effective teaching the central focus, modifying the test requirements so results will help improve what happens in the classroom and ending "the punitive nature of the law."
Bloomberg Businessweek laid out what could happen to schools if no waivers or reform is decided upon in an article earlier this month, saying that already cash-strapped schools who have been labeled as failing will be looking at more cuts from the federal government.
"As budgets grow leaner, many school districts are more concerned about keeping their doors open than instituting reform," the article states. "More than 220,000 teachers and other educators could lose their jobs in the 2011-12 school year, according to the American Association of School Administrators. The bottom line: About 80 percent of schools could lose federal funding in 2014 unless the No Child act is changed or the Administration grants waivers."
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