An educational year

USA Today’s year-end education round-up quotes blogger Alex Russo:

“After much saber-rattling, very few districts and absolutely no states ended up seceding [from NCLB],” says Alexander Russo, who runs the Web log “There’s too much money involved, too many questions that would flow to states that pulled out and, in the end, too many easier ways to dilute or bypass many of the law’s requirements.”

Some 405 charter schools opened in 2004.

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