Some schools say no to 'feducation'

Some schools say no to 'feducation'

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Many Utah officials are still mad about No Child Left Behind. While some schools around the country are refusing federal stimulus money, Canyons School District Superintendent Dr. David Doty says there should be a balance.

"At the end of the day they only provide about 6 percent of total school finance, and their role needs to be limited to that 6 percent or less," says Doty.

This week we learned there is still an achievement gap between white and minority students.

"In my mind we wouldn't have these federal interventions if local communities had stepped up a long time ago and done what's right by these disadvantaged populations," said Doty.

Doty says there can be national standards and guidance but the strategies for reaching those should be up to local communities.


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