Over the last six months, 33 states have received waivers from major provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—or No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—under a program
initiated by the United States Department of Education in late 2011. Whiteboard Advisors’ summary chart features
the 26 states whose applications were approved as of mid-July 2012, when this analysis was conducted.
The November 6, 2012 election is expected to bring unprecedented change to the makeup of the state legislatures. Not only will over 81 percent of the nation’s state legislative seats be up for grabs, but the once-in-a-decade convergence of term limits and redistricting changes is likely to produce unusually high levels of turnover. Read more