After more than two years of trying, Illinois has finally won a waiver from the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. Brian Mackey reports on what this means for schools in Illinois.
The short answer is not much.
Illinois has already been moving beyond the No Child Left Behind law for some time, even as it waited for permission from the federal government.
Matt Vanover, a spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Education, says there were problems with No Child Left Behind.
Illinois schools and school districts get report cards Thursday. Many will appear to have suffered a significant drop in student achievement. But state officials say that’s just because they’ve changed how students are evaluated.