Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-09) today called on House Republicans to fully fund the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, legislation that governs education reform and funding. Since it was signed into law in 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act has been under-funded each and every year, by a total of $56.8 billion. The cuts have been deepest for after-school programs, teacher training, educational technology, and Title I assistance for disadvantaged children. This year is no different. Education funding in the proposed Republicans’ FY 2007 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill again falls short of the levels set forth by No Child Left Behind.
"Education is the great equalizer, and it is vital to the future success of our children,” said Congressman Lynch. "We are doing a serious disservice to
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