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Second Texas district joining NCLB lawsuit involving Vermont


LAREDO, Texas. A second Texas district is joining a national lawsuit seeking to relieve schools from paying for requirements in the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The United Independent School District in Laredo is concerned it can't meet standards in teaching special education students and those with limited-English skills.

Not meeting the standards would require the school district to pay for corrective steps.

It's the second Laredo district to join the federal suit filed in Michigan and led by the National Education Association.

The suit also includes the Laredo Independent School District, plus eight school districts in Michigan and Vermont.

U-I-S-D's decision came after its United South High School was named "persistently dangerous" after exceeding the law's minimum in mandatory expulsions.

— Associated Press
WCAX TV
2005-08-17
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=3735102


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