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Connecticut to press No Child Left Behind challenge despite Michigan dismissal

[JURIST] Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal [official website] has promised to continue a state challenge to funding under the federal No Child Left Behind Act [PDF text; US Dept. Ed. factsheet] despite the dismissal [JURIST report; Stateline.org report] of separate challenge to the law in Michigan. Connecticut is challenging the Act [PDF complaint] as an unfunded mandate on states, which is similar to a failed challenge made by the National Education Association [advocacy website], but Blumenthal said in comments published Wednesday that Connecticut's case differed factually from the earlier case. An answer by the US Department of Education [official website] to the complaint is expected by the end of the week. Blumenthal's office has a news release on its lawsuit. UPI has more.

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