October 27, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Bush Republicans outsource tutoring, PTA to India

eSchool News online - Feds tighten tutoring rules under NCLB

Decisions in Florida by the U.S. Department of Education, if implemented nationwide, would bar groups affiliated with school systems rated "in need of improvement" from participating in the tutoring program mandated under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Entities likely to be barred from the program--worth an estimated $2 billion a year in federal funding--include teacher unions, child-care centers, after-school programs, voc-ed or computer centers, and parents' groups.

The federally-funded, federally-mandated tutoring can be supplied by folks in India, however.

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