Gov. Chris Christie Seeks Waiver From No Child Left Behind

SECAUCAS, NJ (AP/WCBS 880) – Gov. Chris Christie says his administration has developed a new system for reviewing and rating school performance for the state’s annual schools report card.

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School districts will be classified in to one of three categories; “focus schools,” the worst, followed by “priority schools,” and the best will be called “reward” schools.

The reviews will compare schools to others with similar demographics, take into account performance on state tests over time, look at how well-prepared for college students are and at the achievement gaps between high- and low-income students.

The new system was outlined in the state’s application for a waiver from some requirements in No Child Left Behind law, which critics say is too rigid and sets unrealistic standards.

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  • Vernier BooCannon

    Chris Christie should stick to rating the things he knows something about: the greasiest fried chicken joints, burger places that guarantee the highest fat content, personal mobility devices for morbidly obese politicians, companies that structurally reinforce floor supports in homes that house huge, obnoxious, rich politicians …

    • Ted

      Wow – more fat jokes. thanks genius, we haven’t heard them all already from the uneducated, hand out seeking liberals that feel they are owed something in life from everyone else just because they were born.

      • Vernier BooCannon

        I’m a middle class registered republican. Christie is a disgrace. He’s also anti middle class. Being a registered republican doesn’t mean that I’m not permitted to have my own informed opinion. You know what they say about people who assume Teddy boy …

  • Patrick Shea

    GW Bush & Teddy Kennedy must be spinning in their graves!

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