February 27, 2004

Minnesota update

An article today is reporting that:

"Minnesota Education Commissioner Cheri Pierson Yecke criticized a new report Thursday that predicts 80 percent to 100 percent of the state's elementary schools will fail to meet federal proficiency standards by 2014, saying the projection is "wildly off.''

But Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles defended his agency's assessment of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, saying his staff was careful not too make too dire or optimistic predictions."

To read the audit yourself, visit here.

To keep up with the status of the legislation to remove Minnesota from the No Child Left Behind Act, visit here.

To read more about the issue in general, visit The Saint Paul Pioneer Press.


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