Wednesday, November 10, 2004

More trouble in paradise

An attempt by a member of Virginia's House of Delegates to remove Virginia from the federal No Child Left Behind Act -- and forfeit about $280 million -- failed today. The vote was 11-6 in the legislative committee. That's not exactly a ringing endorsement for the embattled Act. If the choice is $280 mil and NCLB vs. no money and no NCLB and six go for the latter, is there any way to interpret that as anything but a potential sign of trouble?

Does anybody know of other State Houses considering similar measures to boycott NCLB?

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