Inside the Revolt Over Bush's School Rules

Ripley, Amanda; Steptoe, Sonja; August, Melissa; Mustafa, Nadia; Sieger, Maggie
May 2005
Time;5/9/2005, Vol. 165 Issue 19, p30
Reports on Utah and other states' resistance to U.S. President George W. Bush's "No Child Left Behind" act (NCLB). Legislature passed in Utah allowing Utah schools to ignore the education bill if its mandates conflict with state priorities or requires state money to meet them; Suit filed by the National Education Association (NEA), along with school districts in Michigan, Texas and Vermont against the federal government, claiming that No Child Left Behind is severely underfunded; Plans of other states to defy the bill; Fine imposed on Texas for failing to meet a NCLB deadline.


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