A judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to block No Child Left Behind.
The NEA and school districts in three states had argued that schools should not have to comply with requirements that were not paid for by the federal government.
Chief U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman, based in eastern Michigan, said, “Congress has appropriated significant funding” and has the power to require states to set educational standards in exchange for federal money.
The ruling came as no surprise. However, the teachers’ union says it plans to appeal.
The union got a lot of publicity for the lawsuit, Eduwonk notes. The dismissal won’t get as much ink.