Montana and NCLB

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They say that worthwhile achievements don t come easily, but some rural officials are claiming that it will be absolutely impossible to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act. In a letter to her state s congressional delegation, Montana Governor Judy Martz warns that Montana cannot fulfill the mandates without flexibility and waivers from the federal government Martz specifically targeted the teacher quality provision of the law that is, the requirement for a highly qualified teacher in every classroom by 2006 as unattainable. As an escape route from guaranteeing a highly qualified teacher in every classroom, Gov. Martz proposed that the requirement should be waived if a state performs at or above the national average on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Test.