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story.lead_photo.caption Denise Airola, a research specialist with the Arkansas Leadership Academy, explains a draft proposal seeking a federal waiver to the No Child Left Behind Act on Monday to the state Board of Education. ( Karen E. Segrave)

The Arkansas Department of Education is seeking a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind Act by offering an alternative plan in which each public school would have customized achievement goals for both its overall student body and student subgroups that are traditionally at greater risk of school failure.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 02/14/2012

Print Headline: State plans ‘No Child’ alternative, asks waiver

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  • LETSBEREALISTIC
    February 14, 2012 at 8:59 a.m.

    The biggest problem with our schools is we have to many academic educators and to much Government in control. They are the fools who want to try something new and different, not just educate. Face it if all the schools did was teach students how to read, write, do math, some history and social studies couple with some science courses and require P.E. and did these well then we wouldn't need all this crap we get today. We spend way to much money on modern school buildings, laptop computers, etc. Instead we should get rid of the union mentality that promotes poor teachers and spend money on merit for teachers who are teaching and get rid of those that just go to work. Also, hold the parents responsible for little Johnny who really is not an angel!

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