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by News on October 21, 2011

in Federal Legislation

By Joseph Lawler/The American Spectator

Politico‘s Ben Smith notes an unlikely alliance between Tea Partiers and teachers unions trying to reform No Child Left Behind in order to cede some authority over education standards back to the states. Tea Party congressman, such as Rand Paul, believe that the federal government shouldn’t be involved in setting standards for teachers, while the AFT and other unions don’t want teachers to face tougher standards or accountability measures.

The difference, of course, is that Rand Paul not only wants NCLB repealed, he also wants the Department of Education abolished. The AFT wants the federal handouts to keep coming, but with no strings attached.

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