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McDermott Statement on Washington's NCLB Waiver


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) issued the following statement in reaction to today's news that the U.S. Department of Education granted Washington state a waiver from requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law:

"I am pleased the U.S. Department of Education has granted Washington state a waiver from provisions in the No Child Left Behind law. NCLB's one-size-fits-all approach has not fit well with the reforms we, in Washington state, believe are needed for high standards and accountability. By returning many education decisions to the state and local levels, the waiver will allow Washington state educators to better meet the individualized needs of our students and ensure they have the critical skills and knowledge to succeed upon graduation."

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