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I enjoyed and agreed with Leonard Pitts Jr.'s column in Monday's paper.
Pitts stated his objection to states "lowering the bar" for education standards of certain students. The different goals create scores based on race, ethnicity and disability.
He should talk to the Obama administration about its practice of allowing states to opt out of the No Child Left Behind Act. So far, the administration has accepted waiver plans from 34 states and the District of Columbia. Seven more states have waiver plans under review.
This act has been unpopular with the teachers unions. The act, a product of bipartisan legislation between President George W. Bush and Sen. Ted Kennedy and based upon Hillary Clinton's work in Arkansas, should be improved not ignored.
Sun City Hilton Head