Huppenthal delivers the State of Education to AZ House, Senate

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said the state will seek a waiver from the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

Huppenthal told CBS 5 News that's because it appears that Congress won't revise the Elementary and Second Education Act this year.

Huppenthal said obtaining a waiver would allow Arizona to use good science to drive its education policy.

In spite of that, Huppenthal does say the situation here in Arizona is actually pretty bright.

Huppenthal gave his annual "State of Education" speech to members of the Arizona House and Senate Legislative Education Committees this morning.

"We have a lot of promise. We have the best school choice environment by far of any state in the nation, so if you are an informed parent, you can find among the very best schools in the world right here in Arizona," said Huppenthal.

Huppenthal also said with the technology we have now, teachers will have more resources to motivate students and keep them focused on their academics.

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