Huntsman to Sign No Child Challenge May 2

Huntsman to Sign No Child Challenge May 2

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Governor Huntsman's signature of Utah's bill that challenges the federal No Child Left Behind education standards won't come until next month.

But Huntsman still plans on signing it. His chief of staff says it will happen May Second at a Provo area school.

Huntsman's staff had said that the bill would be signed this week. But it was pushed back until May because they wanted the ceremony in state Representative Margaret Dayton's district. The Orem Republican sponsored the bill.

State lawmakers dislike the way the federal education mandate measures student, teacher and school performance. They passed the challenge by wide margins in both the House and Senate, despite the risk of losing federal funding.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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