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Small Number of U.S. Schools Leaving Federal Money Behind

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.
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.
 
 

Published Friday, Feb. 1, 2008

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.
 
 
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