Friday, November 05, 2004

No School Left Standing

Given that Bush at his press conference today said he planned to extend No Child Left Behind's testing mandates and progress report requirements to high schools, an article that appeared in Monday's (Nov. 1) USAToday becomes especially interesting. A number of school districts around the country are talking about filing lawsuits against the federal government to avoid sanctions for failing to meet performance requirements. Educators say that No Child Left Behind's "cookie cutter approach" to districts with widely varying needs, and the lack of funding to implement the requirements, makes them impossible to achieve.

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