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Senators Hope to Change No Child Left Behind Act



By Brooke Yerke

A pair of Idaho senators teamed to write a bill making changes to the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Republican senators Gary Schroeder, of Moscow, and Monte Pearce, of New Plymouth, authored a bill that says the federal regulations are “a defacto takeover of Idaho public education.”

If passed, the bill demands that Congress exempt states lacking cities with more than a million people from the act's requirements.

The bill says the act was created to address failing urban schools. It says the majority of school districts in Idaho and the nation are rural in nature and need maximum flexibility.

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