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Connecticut Wants Out of No Child Left Behind

"Connecticut wants out of No Child Left Behind," News Channel 8 [CT], 3/4/2004

The state Senate today unanimously approved a resolution exempting Connecticut from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The resolution passed asks Congress to grant waivers to states that have high education standards and strong standardized test scores, and give resources to schools with large numbers of low-performing students.

Lawmakers say the act, which was designed to establish accountability for poorly performing school districts, is unfair and is an unfunded mandate designed to embarrass schools.

The resolution awaits action by the House.

News Channel 8


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