Contact Us

Watkins Anxious for NCLB to End [AUDIO]

Bruce Watkins (Photo by Abby Faulkner)

ST. CLOUD – Minnesota schools will soon be exempt from the strict federal standards of No Child Left Behind.  Our state is one of 10 being granted a waiver by President Barack Obama.

What will this mean for the kids in the classroom?  District 742 Superintendent Bruce Watkins says he’s not exactly sure yet.  But he says kids will most likely still be required to take those standardized tests.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Watkins says he believes the waiver will mean the district will no longer be required to provide free busing from an under achieving school within the district to other schools within the district that are meeting the federal standards.

Related Story

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!