Connecticut files federal suit challenging No Child Left Behind

Connecticut files federal suit challenging No Child Left Behind

[JURIST] Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced [press release] Monday that the state has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) [PDF text; executive summary; US Dept. Ed. fact sheet]. The complaint [PDF text] alleges that the NCLB is illegal because it requires states to provide programs and expensive testing without furnishing adequate funding and asks that the judge declare that states and local school districts are not required to spend their funds to comply with NCLB mandates. Blumenthal first announced Connecticut's intention to file suit [JURIST report] in April and the Connecticut legislature later approved a bill authorizing the suit [PDF text; JURIST report]. AP has more.

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