I have personally asked current and past Superintendents as well as School Board Members why we should do the "No Child left Behind". We DO NOT have to do that program. That also means we do not get federal dollars. The thought of turning down any money is bamboozling to most of our local officials. There are several reasons, they want as much as they can possibly milk out anyone (as long as it not them), they think in the back of their mind that it is a bottomless well.
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