Friday, November 11, 2005

NCLB violates federal promises?

From federal legislation under Goals 2000 comes this closing paragraph to section 319....

(b) REAFFIRMATION.--The Congress agrees and reaffirms that the
responsibility for control of education is reserved to the States and local
school systems and other instrumentalities of the States and that no action
shall be taken under the provisions of this Act by the Federal Government
which would, directly or indirectly, impose standards or requirements of any
kind through the promulgation of rules, regulations, provision of financial
assistance and otherwise, which would reduce, modify, or undercut State and
local responsibility for control of education.

Have the feds lived up to their promise not to undercut state and local control?

Jim Horn over at Schools Matter blogs about the increasing cry for national curriculum and national tests.


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