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Lindsey Burke: NCLB Waivers, Virginia, and the Common Core

July 6, 2012

Conservatives have criticized the Obama administration for waiving largest federal education law No Child Left Behind only for states that follow its uncongressional mandates, including adoption of Common Core, nationwide education standards.

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Conservatives have criticized the Obama administration for waiving largest federal education law No Child Left Behind only for states that follow its uncongressional mandates, including adoption of Common Core, nationwide education standards. Virginia recently got an NCLB waiver but hasn't adopted the Core. Lindsey Burke of the Heritage Foundation joins the podcast to discuss the layered sleight of hand at work.

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Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing editor of The Federalist, a web magazine on politics, policy, and culture.
jpullmann@heartland.org @JoyPullmann