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Published: Thursday, July 21 2011 11:08 p.m. MDT

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JHP
Salt Lake City, UT

Don't replace it, repeal it.

My2Cents
Kearns, UT

NCLB should be repealed, and to keep illegal aliens and their children out of our public schools and education system unless they pay for it themselves. The NCLB was specifically created and enacted to encourage and feed illegal aliens with false hopes and false ideas about being Americans.

The NCLB has been the most expensive and most non productive plan to educate the american people. It is a license to loot the schools and taxpayers.

Really???
Kearns, UT

Education needs to return to being a state responsibility. We should not have decisions made on the national level. It's the attempt to nationalize education that has gotten our country into our current mess.

squirt
Taylorsville, ut

How is that working for our children in Utah? Our state legislature wants to "starve the beast".

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: squirt | 6:24 a.m. July 22, 2011

The Utah State Legislature is smart enough to realize that it is irresponsible to spend money you don't have. Sooner or later states that max out their credit cards have to pay the price. People who understand 'interest' earn it while people that don't understand 'interest' pay it.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'The Utah State Legislature is smart enough to realize that it is irresponsible to spend money you don't have.' - Rifleman | 8:09 a.m. July 22, 2011

And your examples?

Reply facts:

*'State budget is $50M short of projection' - By Lisa Riley Roche - Deseret News - 09/08/10

*'Herbert seeks disaster declaration for Utah as a result of floods' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue - DSNews - 01/21/11

*Gov. Herbert declares state of emergency as 2011 flood season nears climax By Ladd Brubaker DSNews 06/27/11

Because falling SHORT of your budget...?

And ASKING for federal dollars....?

Dosen't show that Utah is 'smart' with it's budget.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)[1][2] is a United States Act of Congress concerning the education of children in public schools. (sic) The legislation was proposed by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2001. (sic) The United States House of Representatives passed the bill on May 23, 2001 (voting 38445),[6] and the United States Senate passed it on June 14, 2001 (voting 918).[7] President Bush signed it into law on January 8, 2002.'
- Cursory wikipedia search.

The Bill was coauthored by:
John Boehner (R-OH)
George Miller (D-CA)
and Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH).

Signed into law by George W. Bush on January 8, 2002.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Great history lesson of George Bush. What has our commander done to reverse the course?

We hold the worlds record for education funding. Most students don't go to college, and half of the ones who do, need remedial classes. We've transformed into a nation of beggars and whiners. We need to import foreign people to fill our college enrollment and take our technical jobs.

Our education system is the worlds biggest scam.

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