Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman said Monday that the reinstatement of Oklahomas No Child Left Behind waiver ensures the states education reform efforts will continue. "With the federal governments politics now out of the way, Oklahoma can take the next step and develop high standards that prepare our students to compete in the new global economy. Todays schools house the next generation of Oklahomas workforce. As a result, the academic standards we develop will directly impact our job market and economy for years to come. An education system that fosters student development, engages families and communities, and avoids burdensome mandates will move Oklahoma forward. --Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa.