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Nevada Dems question federal No Child Left Behind Act

Nevada lawmakers have joined the ranks of state politicians in open revolt against the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Assembly leaders say the state should opt out of portions of the sweeping education reform bill, calling it redundant, confusing and unfunded.

Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins and other members of the Ways and Means Committee have introduced a bill, modeled after legislation recently passed in Utah.

The proposal would gives Nevada's education standards priority over the federal requirements. It also would allow schools to opt out of any No Child Left Behind provision that isn't fully funded by the federal government.

More than a dozen states have recently debated bucking the 2001 federal law.

— Associated Press
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