The Department of Education has announced that eight more states have gotten No Child Left Behind waivers, bringing the total of states getting past George W. Bush's failed education law by agreeing to Barack Obama and Arne Duncan's bad education agenda to 19. Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island are the recipients of the new waivers.
While Obama has criticized No Child Left Behind in the past for its dependence on standardized testing, and in this year's State of the Union address said that he wanted teachers to "stop teaching to the test," his administration is granting these waivers in exchange for states agreeing to tie teacher evaluations to student "achievement"—in other words, the waivers essentially force teachers to teach to the test or watch their own careers suffer or end as a result.
Mitt Romney is much, much worse. But Barack Obama's education policies are both harmful and in direct contradiction to his own stated ideals for education.