This is the sixth in a series of questions posed to the candidates in the State Senate District 23 race. To see the previous questions in this series, please go to http://www.woodscrosscitizen.com/search/label/Answers.
6) What are your feelings about "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB)?
Democrat - Richard Watson:
What seemed like a great idea when it passed, NCLB has now become a miserable failure. In review, the legislation provided a lot of mandates with little funding to support the plan. However, since Utah receives some federal funding for public schools, we have to live with NCLB until lawmakers increase public school funding.
Republican - Dan Liljenquist:
I think NCLB is ineffective at best, coercive at worst. I don’t like being taxed by the Federal Government and then having to follow top-down, burdensome directives to get our money back.