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ERIC Number: EJ783738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-16
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Court Ruling in NCLB Suit Fuels Fight over Costs
Walsh, Mark
Education Week, v27 n19 p1, 19 Jan 2008
The National Education Association suggested this week that school districts need not use their own money to pay for obligations under the No Child Left Behind Act, in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling that revived the union's lawsuit challenging the law as an unfunded federal mandate. The January 7, 2008 ruling means that "as a condition of participation in the No Child Left Behind Act, a school district or state cannot be compelled to use its own resources to carry out that mandate," Robert H. Chanin, the general counsel of the NEA and the architect of the lawsuit, argued in an interview. But other supporters of the lawsuit were more cautious, and the defendant in the case--U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings--suggested that the decision was far from the last word on the subject. The decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati--handed down one day before the law's sixth anniversary--was a victory for the 3.2 million-member NEA and its allies in the suit, which had been dismissed by a federal district court in 2005.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001