Today the great red state of Connecticut has proposed a spectacular new bill titled "Every Child Left Behind." This is in response to that propaganda that Infidel Bush is spreading called "No Child Left Behind." We all know what baloney that is (or bologna, if you're hungry). NCLB, for short, is a calculated attack on the People, where the People suffer from a loss of a brainwashed and financed re-education.
Thus, Connecticut has decided to step out into the light, and now it wants to leave every child behind. It is a magnificent plan. We won't have to deal with funding and re-educational issues. The bill will just cut off all funding, and re-education will be done for free. Who could have thought of a more brilliant plan?
With that in mind, Connecticut as an entire state has already endorsed Comradette Hillary to be the next President of the USSA. The capital may be moved to Hartford if approved by the leader. We will wait to see her decision.
In the meantime, here is the story from the A. Press:
Quote:The state of Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging President Bush's No Child Left Behind (search) school reform law, arguing it is illegal because it requires expensive testing and programs it doesn't pay for.
The lawsuit, which officials said was the first of its kind to be brought by a state government, asks a federal judge to declare that the federal government cannot require state and local money be used to meet federal testing goals.
"The goals of the No Child Left Behind Act are laudable," Blumenthal said. "Indeed, Connecticut has pursued these goals for decades, but the federal government has failed in implementing them."
Blumenthal announced plans for the lawsuit this spring, after the state was repeatedly denied waivers to avoid some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind, which aims to have every student in public schools proficient in reading and math by 2014.
Connecticut's chief complaint with the law has been testing. The state, which has been administering its own mastery test for 20 years, wants to continue testing every other year. The federal law requires annual testing, and federal education officials have repeatedly denied the state's requests for leniency.
"This mindless rigidity harms our taxpayers, but most of all our children," Blumenthal said.
Standardized testing in grades three, five and seven is scheduled to begin this school year.
A recent report projects that the state will be $41.6 million short in paying for the law's requirements through 2008, but federal officials question that estimate. A state law prohibits state money from being used to pay for the law's requirements.
In Utah, the state legislature passed a measure defying the federal law, and it was signed by Gov. Jon Huntsman on May 2. The law gives state educational standards priority over the requirements of No Child Left Behind.
The nation's largest teacher's union, the National Education Association, joined with school districts and union chapters across the country to file a lawsuit this year challenging the law. Connecticut's union chapter is part of that lawsuit.
Leaving every child behind,
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