White House press secretary Jay Carney responds during a press briefing at the White House on Sept. 1, 2011, to questions about the flap over the timing of President Obama's address to Congress next week. (Associated Press)
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan (right) discusses waivers for No Child Left Behind at the White House on Monday as White House press secretary Jay Carney looks on. The Obama administration has moved forward with a plan to grant waivers to states if they demonstrate reform and maintain high levels of student achievement. Several states will apply for relief.
President Obama, followed by White House press secretary Jay Carney, arrives at the press briefing room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, July 7, 2011, to talk about the ongoing budget negotiations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)