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Oklahoma lawmakers file request to extend ‘No Child Left Behind’

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma lawmakers ditched Common Core standards and now millions of dollars in federal funding could be pulled as a result.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education just filed a request to extend a waiver from the “No Child Left Behind Act.”

To get the waiver and federal education dollars, Oklahoma has to prove our English and math standards are college and career ready.

After dropping Common Core standards, Oklahoma has reverted to PASS standards which everyone previously agreed are not strong enough to prepare students for college and a twentieth century work force.

It could take more than two years to come up with new standards.

Right now the state is waiting to see if the regents for Higher Education will agree that PASS standards are good enough to be considered college and career ready.