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Conn. School Boards Offer Endorsements of State’s NCLB Suit

By Ann Bradley — January 24, 2006 1 min read

The attorney general of Connecticut announced last week that 109 of the 169 school boards in the state have voted to endorse the state’s lawsuit challenging the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Richard Blumenthal said in a Jan. 17 statement that a “groundswell of grassroots support” exists for the lawsuit, which charges that the federal government is illegally forcing the state and local districts to spend their money to meet what the U.S. secretary of education says are the law’s requirements.

Mr. Blumenthal, who filed suit on Aug. 22, was scheduled to offer oral arguments this week in New Haven on the federal government’s motion to dismiss the case. (“Conn. Files Long-Awaited Lawsuit Challenging No Child Left Behind Act,” Aug. 22, 2005.)

A version of this article appeared in the January 25, 2006 edition of Education Week