It is important to know that the basic rules of school program improvement, the take over, the use of yearly progress reports, the use of tests as the measure of reform, the 5 options for reform, the use of subgroups as a a measure ( ie. English Language Learners), the claim to have only well qualified teachers, etc. I believe are all part of California state law. The use of waivers to suspend aspects of NCLB does not change the California laws. Until and unless California laws are re-written not much will change in the classroom.