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Lamar Alexander’s No Child Left Behind Rewrite Will Not Rein in Federal Control of Education

Senator Lamar Alexander falsely claims his No Child Left Behind Reauthorization bill, labeled the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), will rein in the federal government. Like its House counterpart, ECAA has superficial “prohibitions” on what the U.S. Secretary of Education may do. Those prohibitions merely replicate existing prohibitions and, in any event, lack any kind of enforcement mechanism for the states.

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Orwellian Student Unit Record System A Cornerstone for Central Planners

Imagine a government supercomputer that keeps a file of your child’s personal information. Imagine the government data-mining not just your child’s name, address, and school, but details of his entire formal education, including his college major and what specific classes