Board Says No To "No Child Left Behind"

February 6, 2006

Fairfax supervisors voted to endorse a decision made by the Faifax County School Board to violate part of the No Child Left Behind Law.

The objection concerned the testing requirement for some immigrant students. School officials want to continue using tests they say are better suited for students learning English as a second language.

The No Child Left Behind Law requires students learning English as a second language to cover the same test material as their native English speaking classmates.

No Child Left Behind has cost Fairfax taxpayers 120 million dollars, and only 17 million has been reimbursed by the government.

The Harrisonburg school board voted to violate the same provision of that law.

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