Md. educators welcome freedom from NCLB's prescriptive teaching:

09/25/2011 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Maryland educators applauded President Barack Obama's plan to allow states to apply for waivers from No Child Left Behind proficiency standards, saying they will be under less pressure and be able to be more creative with lesson plans. Obama's plan "will give teachers the freedom to design more effective lessons for students without the pressure of [the federal targets]," Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston said. Educators, however, said it was important to maintain NCLB's focus on the success of all children.

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