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Waivers: They’re not just for Obamacare anymore!

Now it’s Arne Duncan who gets to distribute get-out-of-the-law free cards:

Seeing “no clear path” toward reauthorizing the “No Child Left Behind” education law, the Obama administration will unilaterally issue waivers to states, exempting them from some of the law’s regulations.

The announcement comes months after President Barack Obama called on Congress to deliver legislation to his desk by September that fixed the Bush-era law. But as the calendar moves closer to Obama’s deadline, the House and Senate have moved on separate paths at a pace the White House says is not nearly fast enough.

In Obama’s second term, all laws will be optional with the appropriate note from a cabinet member.

Tags: Arne Duncan , Barack Obama


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