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A billion here and a billion there, and it begins to add up.

Students are being left behind by the federal government, which is not giving the city its full share of No Child Left Behind Act funding, a local lawmaker charged yesterday.

New York City schools have been shortchanged by nearly $2 billion over the past four years, according to Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn/Queens).

President Bush signed the "No Child Left Behind Act" four years ago and pledged to send $6 billion in aid to New York City schools over the past four years.

But so far, only about $4 billion has made its way to the Big Apple, according to Weiner's office.

"Education is the key to our kids' success, and they are being left behind," Weiner said.

The White House could not immediately be reached for comment.

— Stephanie Gaskell
New York Post


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