6-6-12: Leaving No Child Left Behind…Behind
Maryland is one of 19 states that no longer has to abide by the strictest parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The Obama administration granted the state a waiver last week, excusing it from the law’s requirement that all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014—or risk financial sanctions.
Sheilah talks about what this waiver means for students and schools here is Mary Gable, the state’s Assistant Superintendent for Academic Policy. She was the primary author of the application for a waiver from No Child Left Behind.