No ... Teenager Left Behind?

An expansion of education legislation is sparking opposition from both sides

If??only??it??were??still??2001. Back then, George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act sailed through Congress with little opposition. But now that Bush has announced a plan to expand his signature education law--which requires yearly testing in math and reading for students in Grades 3 through 8--to include the first three years of high school, his proposal is generating little enthusiasm on either side of the aisle.

Democrats like Representative George Miller of California, who helped write the bill and rallied others to vote for it, are withholding support this time, complaining that the Administration has not provided enough money for current testing....

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