Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is heading back to the nation's capital later today. Luna said he has been asked to testify before Congress on the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind law.
On Sept. 23, Luna took part in a White House ceremony as President Barack Obama unveiled a new process giving states more flexibility under the law. Idaho is among three states that have vowed to ignore the latest requirements under No Child Left Behind, saying they "set unrealistic benchmarks." Obama said that since Congress has failed to rewrite the controversial law, he would allow states more flexibility in implementing the measures. Forty states have since said they will also seek waivers from the law.
Luna is president-elect of the Council of Chief State School Officers.