NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he hopes Tennessee's waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law boosts teacher morale.
President Barack Obama announced yesterday that Tennessee is among 10 states to receive the waiver.
No Child Left Behind requires all students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014, which critics say is unrealistic.
Phil Waldrop, the Associate Dean at Middle Tennessee State’s College of Education says it’s one less thing for teachers to worry about.