School districts that can’t meet the standards set by No Child Left Behind are expected to file lawsuits to avoid sanctions.
Education Gadfly writes:
Observers now expect a flood of legal challenges to NCLB, organized and funded by teachers’ unions and cheered on by interest groups such as the National Conference of State Legislatures. California’s Coachella Valley Unified school district may be the first to sue, on grounds that English language learners are being held to unreasonable expectations. Expect similar suits from states alleging that NCLB is an under-funded mandate.
Besides, now that the election is over, there are all those unemployed lawyers looking for something to do.