Michigan denied NCLB waiver

LANSING, Mich. – Five states were granted waivers last week from the federal No Child Left Behind act, but Michigan was not one of them, according to MLive.

Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota and Utah were exempted from the law, which requires all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014.
“The department has just submitted revisions to our waiver application and we hope to have a positive determination very soon,” Jan Ellis, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Education, told MLive.
The department said it wants to have 85 percent of students proficient in math and reading by 2022, MLive reported.
SOURCE: MLive, “Michigan not among five states granted No Child Left Behind flexibility waivers,” June 30, 2012
FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “No Cop-Out Left Behind,” March 23, 2005