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ERIC Number: ED520892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 165
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-9399-1
State Legislative Reactions to No Child Left Behind: Education Leaders in Three States
Collins, William J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas
This dissertation examines the historical background of federal regulations that have expanded over the past thirty years, and their impact on state legislative resistance to No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The federal government's involvement in public education offers an instructive opportunity for inquiry into cooperative federalism. State resistance to NCLB provides an example for study when considering state reactions to federal regulations and ensuing intergovernmental conflicts in regard to public education. This study focuses on legislative responses to NCLB, with reactions from legislators from Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado. The investigation is drawn from interviews conducted with state legislators from these three states. Some common threads emerged from the interviews and from a review of the related literature. One includes the question of the constitutionality of NCLB and a power struggle that exists in public education between various levels of government. In light of state challenges to NCLB legislation, a number of consistent factors of resistance were evidenced by the states. These state legislative reactions offer significant insight for challenges facing future public education federal legislation, and may be useful as a model of study for examining state reactions in the years ahead. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Kansas; Missouri; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001