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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says the Bush administration has not adequately funded the No Child Left Behind Act, a federal education-reform law. Murray, visiting the Edmonds School District during the Senate's Easter recess last week, said school accountability measures were put in place when President Bush signed the act in 2002, but money for improvements hasn't followed.

"I'm concerned that the Department of Education is punishing schools, not helping them meet their goals," said Washington's senior senator, who is a former preschool teacher, PTA president and school-board member. - (Full Article)

- The Seattle Times - April 6, 2005