Thursday, August 25, 2005

Connecticut Sues Over NCLB 

I read a couple of days ago that the state of Connecticut is suing the Federal Government over the No Child Left Behind Law. The rational being given is that it is an unfunded mandate. This argument makes no sense.

The law is not a mandate. Connecticut can decide not to participate and forfeit the Title 10 money tied to the legislation.

But what reason would be given for their concern over an unfunded mandate? It would have to be that the State does not want their citizen's private property (taxes) going to pay for something that they did not voluntarily choose to do.

Very strange for a State that has not problem taking private property through eminent domain.

I believe that the real reason that they are taking this issue to court is that they don't want to be held accountable for the public education of their children.

PermaLink | 7:45 AM | |

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?