Nebraska Tests Bush

On the day he signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law last January, President Bush stood beside Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy in a public-school gymnasium and boasted of a bipartisan coup. "You're seeing government at its best," said Bush of the historic education legislation. "We figured out how to put our parties aside and focus on what's right for the American children." A year later, that focus is faltering. Kennedy, a prime sponsor of the bill, boycotted the East Room ceremony marking the law's anniversary because of a lack of resources for the legislation. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential hopefuls are...

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