The Top 52 Reasons to Vote Republican in 2004

(or, Why I'm Voting Democrat in 2004)

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The National Education Association is preparing a lawsuit to challenge the unfunded mandates imposed on states and school districts by the No Child Left Behind Act

In fact, a recent report found that the National Child Left Behind law and other unfunded federal mandates are eating up billions of dollars that states need to adequately fund public education

The basic idea of the legislation wasn't to give school and towns more resources, but to force them to comply with detailed standards - standards set by the feds - or face a slew of penalties and consequences.