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Challenge goes on against NCLB law

Ohanian Comment: Although I admit to appreciating any trouble caused to the Standardistos,asking for more money to implement a deeply flawed law seems immoral to me.

Where will kids be when NCLB is fully funded? More money for more scripts?


Undaunted, efforts to correct the errors of the No Child Left Behind law continue, being carried on in three states and by the National Education Association.

The issue is the same as it has been since the law was created it is a massive under-funded mandate. You cannot impose rules on the states without giving them the wherewithal to comply with them.

In Connecticut's case, we also argue beyond just the funding question.

As a state, we do more testing and started it before the NCLB law was passed than most states.

Dismissal of an earlier suit by these same plaintiffs has been revived in a federal appeals court.

We hope the three-judge panel sees the wisdom of the arguments of the appeal.

Failing that, we hope the matter goes to the U.S. Supreme Court. Once again: the one-size-fits-all approach does not fit.

— Editorial
Wilton Villager


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