Utah Is First State to Abandon 'No Child Left Behind' Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has signed a law abandoning the standards of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. While the Utah rules overlap with the federal law on some counts, the state's code will take precedence in cases of conflict. Some 15 states are considering following suit, despite millions in federal aid that could be lost.
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Utah Is First State to Abandon 'No Child Left Behind'

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Utah Is First State to Abandon 'No Child Left Behind'

Utah Is First State to Abandon 'No Child Left Behind'

Utah Is First State to Abandon 'No Child Left Behind'

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Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has signed a law abandoning the standards of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. While the Utah rules overlap with the federal law on some counts, the state's code will take precedence in cases of conflict. Some 15 states are considering following suit, despite millions in federal aid that could be lost.

Guest:

Margaret Dayton, Republican State Representative in Utah; leading the fight against No Child Left Behind in her state