Thailand's prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.More >>
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Eight major tech giants have called for tighter controls on government surveillance, joining forces to argue there should be reforms in the way the United States snoops on people.More >>
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MADISON, AL (WAFF) -
The state of Alabama now joins 43 other states requesting waivers and flexibility from No Child Left Behind.
The Obama Administration is granting states waivers from the rigid requirements of No Child Left Behind.
This is exactly what local school districts have wanted, from district superintendents down to the teachers who have been under strict requirements from No Child Left Behind for years.
It's been in place since 2002, and states are now joining together to say this does not work for educating students.
No Child Left Behind was based on making every child proficient in math and reading by the year 2014, but many educators argue that it didn't factor in that all children learn differently.
So many schools across the country, not just in the Tennessee Valley, have been slapped with the label of a failing school if one category of students, like special ed students, did not make AYP.
Alabama is one of many states hoping to implement its own education reform and waive out of No Child Left Behind.
"I think we will all take a deep breath and a sigh of relief. We that with some students, it's extremely difficult for them to make AYP and to have that proficiency because of their limitations, so we are going to have the time to focus on what we really need to be focused on and that is growth for all students," said Camille Wright, Madison City Director of Secondary Instruction.
The state superintendent is pushing to implement a plan for Alabama called the 2020 plan.