WEMU Local
9:10 am
Mon January 14, 2008

NCLB a Campaign Issue for Michigan

Ypsilanti, MI – The No Child Left Behind act was meant to raise student achievement levels across the country, and hold schools accountable for tangible results. But critics have long decried it as an unfunded mandate imposed on cash-strapped states.
The U-S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law does not clearly state who is responsible for paying the costs of compliance.
So far, No Child Left Behind has not been getting a lot of attention on the campaign trail. But with tomorrow's Michigan presidential primary, it will be a bigger campaign issue for Democrats than Republicans. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.