Small Number of U.S. Schools Leaving Federal Money Behind
Last fall, one little elementary school in this poor farm town did something startling: it said no to nearly $250,000 in federal funds.
Lincoln is among a small number of U.S. schools _ no one can say how many for sure _ that have gained flexibility in following federal education mandates by turning down Title I funds.
While rejecting Title I isn't yet a trend, "it's potentially the front end of what could be a wider movement," said Jeffrey Henig, a professor of political science and education.
This article appeared in the January 28, 2008 edition of the Red Orbit.