Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Anti-NCLB Lawsuit Thrown Out

How much of my NEA dues money was spent on that losing proposition?

From comes this story:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A judge threw out a lawsuit Wednesday that sought to block the No Child Left Behind law, President Bush's signature education policy.

The National Education Association and school districts in three states had argued that schools should not have to comply with requirements that were not paid for by the federal government.

Chief U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman, based in eastern Michigan, said, "Congress has appropriated significant funding" and has the power to require states to set educational standards in exchange for federal money.

Now, can we please quit whining about a reasonable law and focus on something more related to my pay and working conditions, like the Windfall Elimination Provision?

Update: Quit whining and focus on pay and working conditions? Nope. Appeal. How much more dues money will be spent on the losing battle fighting this just yet maligned law?

Update #2: EIA has this on what an NEA attorney said about NCLB two years ago. Apparently, NEA kept spending money chasing this ghost anyway, and will continue to do so.

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