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No Public School Left Standing?

Two nights ago Laura Bush told us of “unprecedented levels of funding” for her husband’s No Child Left Behind initiative. Clearly this was a response to the oft heard refrain that NCLB amounts to an unfunded mandate. So where are our federal Department of Education dollars now going? Is there truth to the shocking claims that No Child Left Behind is merely a piece of a sinister plot to leave no public school left standing? Perhaps the claims are overstated, but they strike me as worthy of more serious investigation at the least. As ever if you follow the trail of dollars, you’re liable to uncover some truth that some would prefer to be hidden.

Posted by Walker Willingham at September 3, 2004 3:12 AM