In One Eye

Thursday, April 21, 2005
 
As The Temptations once sang: Like a snowball rolling down the side of a snow-covered hill/It's growing ...
The nation's largest teachers union and school districts in Michigan and two other states sued the Bush administration Wednesday over the No Child Left Behind law, aiming to free schools from complying with any part not paid for by the federal government.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, is the first major challenge to President Bush's signature education policy. The outcome would apply directly to the districts in the case, but it could affect how the law is enforced in schools across the country.

Leading the fight is the National Education Association, a union of 2.7 million members and a political adversary of the administration. The union mobilized its forces for Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race, and its objections to Bush's law prompted former Education Secretary Rod Paige to call the NEA a "terrorist organization."
This new tactic of suing the federal government over NCLB is evidently pretty popular, and it seems to have started right here in the Constitution State despite the reservations of our governor.