Monday, May 09, 2005

Utah Ready To Forfeit Title 1 Money 

The state of Utah has decided that the education of their kids is too important to be left to the federal government. According to Marie Gryphon of the Cato Institute, the state's governor has just signed a law which places the Utah's educational goals ahead of those of Washington, D.C. My favorite part of Ms. Gryphon's column is this line:

"We share the same passion President Bush has for quality education," said Utah Representative Margaret Dayton, who authored the measure, "The bottom line now is, who's in charge of Utah's education?"

The move is a bold one since the state stands to lose 76 million dollars in federal funding, which equates to 8% of their education budget.

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