Thursday, August 25, 2005

Spellings troubled "a little bit"

From the Washington Post:

Education Chief Reacts To 'No Child' Lawsuit

ATLANTA -- Education Secretary Margaret Spellings called claims that the No Child Left Behind Act is not fully funded "a red herring" and suggested the states that are balking may simply fear seeing the test results.

Connecticut filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the federal government has not provided enough money to pay for the testing and programs associated with the 2001 law.

Spellings, speaking to the Atlanta Press Club, said the lawsuit "does trouble me a little bit." Afterward, she suggested that those states that oppose the law simply fear the results of its accountability measures.

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