It's no secret that NCLB has often affected gifted and talented students negatively by holding them back. Will any of your states be affected by these waivers? What do you think it will mean for your children?No Child Left Behind: 10 States Receive Waivers From Education Law's Sweeping Requirements
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law in exchange for promises to improve the way schools teach and evaluate students.
The move is a tacit acknowledgement that the law's main goal, getting all students up to par in reading and math by 2014, is not within reach.
The first 10 states to receive the waivers are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee, the White House said.