Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Bad News

The Courant is reporting that Connecticut has had most of its lawsuit against NCLB thrown out. Bummer.
From: Judge Dismisses Most Of No Child Lawsuit, Associated Press
Judge Mark Kravitz dismissed three counts, saying state officials can't challenge the law until they have violated it, Blumenthal said.

The judge is allowing the state to proceed with a fourth claim that the U.S. Department of Education unfairly denied Connecticut's proposed amendments to testing rules, he said.

The law, the cornerstone of President Bush's education platform, requires annual standardized tests for students in grades 3 through 8, but Connecticut wants to continue its program of testing students every other year, in grades 4, 6 and 8.

"This is a jurisdictional ruling," Blumenthal said Wednesday. "Our challenge is alive and well."

I have faith in Blumenthal. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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