This means that every school district in these states must send a letter to parents, saying their child's school is failing.
NCLB was probably the dumbest law in the history of the United States because it mandated that every public school student be at grade level in every school by 2014 -- or else states would face penalties. NCLB waivers that depend on states adopting the particular evidence-free predilections of Arne Duncan and Bill Gates are even dumber.
Even the usual supporters of corporate reform, like Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute, has urged these states sue the US Department of Education, as Duncan has "no constitutional right to do is dream up new mandates out of thin air and make flexibility contingent upon their embrace by supplicant states."
Watch below is the message sent by the parents, students and teachers of S. Kitsap school district in Washington state to Arne Duncan.