CPS head wants Illinois to end No Child Left Behind

February 10, 2012

The head of Chicago Public Schools is hoping Illinois can also get a federal waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. On Thursday President Barack Obama freed 10 states from this education law, including Indiana.

CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said the law is too rigid.

"Anything that will remove the constraints and the beaurocratic approaches of the federal government around funding I welcome," Brizard said.

The Illinois State Board of Education will be submitting their waiver this month. If granted the exemption, the state will look at new ways to measure school accountability and student progress.