Obama to outline plan overriding education law
WASHINGTON - States are getting new guidance from President Barack Obama about how they can get around provisions in the No Child Left Behind law. It's a step the administration has undertaken that effectively guts the Bush-era law since Congress had been slow to rewrite it. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said states would be able to seek waivers around requirements in the law if they can meet certain requirements the White House favors, but has revealed few specifics. The law passed in 2001 with bipartisan support.