NSBA Raises Concerns Tying Title I Funding to Standards Development

Statement by Anne L. Bryant

Executive Director, National School Boards Association

Alexandria, Va., – February 22, 2010 – NSBA Executive Director Anne L. Bryant raised serious questions and concerns today over the federal government’s role in education in response to President Barack Obama’s proposal to condition a state’s eligibility for Title I funds and several competitive grant programs to its method for adopting academic standards. The proposal would require a state to either join other states in developing common standards or have its higher education community certify that its standards are at a sufficient level for students to be college and career ready. {Read more here}

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