February 26, 2004

All of Minnesota Left Behind... Here is some news that just reinforces our decision to homeschool. A recent report will estimate that "80 percent to 100 percent of Minnesota's school districts will not meet expectations of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to a state official familiar with the report."

The report will be released today to the House Education Policy Committee. What is interesting is that Minnesota also "ranks at or near the top on many national student-achievement measures" according to the article.

This report is expected to increase a push for Minnesota to pull out of the National Program. Last week the Senate Education Committee tentatively passed "that would pull the state out of the federal education program, a move that would jeopardize $175 million to $240 million annually in federal funds."

To read more see the Saint Paul Pioneer Press.


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