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Resistance is mounting against the No Child Left Behind Act. One of the law's many complex provisions is required annual testing children in third through eighth grades in order to identify learning problems early on. But as many as 21 states are in the midst of either protesting or proposing changes to at least some aspects of the 2002 piece of legislation that aims to lift the level of education for all children in America. Now, Connecticut has taken a bolder step, becoming the first to file suit against the US government, claiming that the state is not adequately funded to carry out the law. Connecticut's Attorney General says the federal government cannot impose a mandate without funding it. Guest host Diana Nyad speaks with educators, lobbyists, reformers, and administrators, including a former Education official from the Reagan White House and the Attorney General of Connecticut. (An extended version of this segment was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)
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No Child Left Behind

State of Connecticut sues US Government over No Child Left Behind

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