Four and a half years ago, the NEA filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming that No Child Left Behind was an "unfunded mandate". Now that the Democrats run both the executive and legislative branches of government, though, the NEA sees no advantage in continuing its lawsuit and is looking to settle.
Update, 10/20/09 (and bumped to the top): Here's why they were trying to settle. Their case ended up being dismissed. All those years and dollars, wasted. NEA members, are you glad they spent your money on this boondoggle?