State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal addresses BOE
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal addressed the Plainville Board of Education about No Child Left Behind at the January 9 Board of Education meeting. He spoke about a lawsuit Connecticut filed regarding the No Child Left Behind law. He explained that the law specifically prohibits unfunded mandates. The Connecticut lawsuit focuses on the issue that Washington is illegally forcing Connecticut to spend millions of its own dollars on unnecessary tests. Connecticut has a long history of testing its students in alternate years. Blumenthal feels the additional requirements put an excessive burden on the State and local communities. After the presentation, the Board of Education passed a motion to support the State of Connecticut's NCLB lawsuit against the United States Department of Education.
-Posted on January 20, 2006 at 03:42 PM
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