Reaction from the U.S. Department of Education's decision not to extend Oklahoma's No Child Left Behind waiver

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:03pm

NewsOK - August 28, 2014
What they said Reaction to loss of waiver

“We hope that the U.S. Department of Education’s decision today to revoke our state’s No Child Left Behind waiver serves as a wakeup call to all Oklahomans. Our state’s education system is failing many of our students, and the status quo cannot continue. We must put in place rigorous, ambitious standards that encourage our students to exceed expectations and make sure they are ready for college or their career. Common Core, and education reform in general, has become highly politicized, and our students are the ones suffering from the fallout. We must put aside our differences and work to craft the best standards in the nation and ensure every student in Oklahoma has access to a quality education. Hopefully, the loss of our waiver will be the catalyst for change that is desperately needed in our state.”

— Jennifer Monies, Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative executive director  Read More.