We Can't Do NCLB, Say States

States like Illinois don't have the capacity to implement the school turnaround provisions of NCLB, according to a new national report based on surveys and interviews with state ed officials (link here).  The report finds that that state education agencies have been "stymied by a lack of adequate funding, manpower, and technology." Thirty-two states also reported that federal Title I funds have been insufficient to improve student achievement in low-achieving schools.  Half of the states surveyed said that inadequate federal funds challenged their capacity to monitor supplemental service providers “to a great extent.”  There's some news coverage here:  Federal education mandates faulted

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