the Utah Legislature on Tuesday passed a measure giving state education standards priority over federal ones imposed by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has said the state bill could cost Utah $76 million in federal funding. But Utah officials bristle at the federal act's requirements, arguing they amount to unfunded mandates.
The bill is seen by many as the strongest objection to the federal law among 15 states considering anti-No Child Left Behind legislation this year.
HA HA-- This law has really screwed up education. I am happy that the states are starting to stand up to this bad underfunded idea. I think George wants to screw the education system so he can go back to his other bad plan -- the voucher idea.