Archive for October 25th, 2004

25th October
2004

First Published in The New York Sun, October 25, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

Is the campaign for president winds to a close, there is little discussion on issues relating to education, with the one exception of the  amount of funding of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Even in this area of contention, the gap between the president and Senator Kerry is surprisingly small. The Democratic nominee promises to fully fund NCLB. The president’s current budget proposal falls $7 billion short of what the Republicans look upon as a funding “ceiling,” rather than a mandate. Beyond fully funding the current authorization, Mr. Kerry would add an additional $3 billion.  (more…)