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Some, But Not All, Civil Rights Groups Want to Halt AYP

June 16, 2008 1 min read

Commenting on my post from Friday, Monty Neil of FairTest notes that not all civil rights groups will oppose the bill to suspend sanctions under NCLB. He’s right. I should have written that “some” civil rights groups are going to fight the bill. To see which ones, read Charlie Barone’s post. At the FairTest site, you can see the civil rights groups that are likely to support H.R. 6239.

At BoardBuzz, you can read why the National School Boards Association supports the bill. It would “make sure schools do not continue to be subject to mislabeling and costly sanctions which have not been proven effective,” the NSBA blog says.

There will be more on this to come, I’m sure.

A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.