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CALIFORNIA SEEKS STATE-DEFINED WAIVER TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM UNWORKABLE MANDATES OF 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND'

 
May 13, 2012 (Sacramento) -- The State Board of Education (SBE) today voted to seek a state-defined waiver of selected provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which would allow the state to use its accountability system to focus improvement efforts on the lowest performing schools and provide schools greater flexibility over the use of federal funds.

 

CALIFORNIA RANKS 36TH IN MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT OF JOB CREATION PROGRAMS, EARNS C- GRADE

 
Report: States Lack Sound, Consistent Policies to Enforce Job-Creation and Other Performance Requirements in Economic Development Subsidy Programs

 
January 19, 2012 (Washington D.C.)—Despite the fact that many economic development deals fall short on job creation or other benefits, states are highly inconsistent in how they monitor, verify and enforce the terms of job subsidies that cost taxpayers billions of dollars per year.  Many states fail to even verify that companies receiving subsidies are meeting their job-creation and other commitments, and many more have weak penalty policies for addressing non-compliance.
 
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