The Eagle Forum is an organization that’s pretty far to the right on the political spectrum. The National Education Association is on the left side of the scale. They don’t agree on much. However, their chapters in Utah have found some common ground. They both support measures being considered by the state’s legislature opposing No Child Left Behind.

The broad support for legislation opposing federal education policy became clear Thursday when representatives of the conservative Utah Eagle Forum and Utah Education Association endorsed the same measures.

Traditionally at odds with one another, the organizations urged the House Education Committee to advance a bill and a resolution that stand firm against Washington mandates.

Legislators and state educators believe the law costs too much to implement, oversteps federal authority and makes schools accountable to the federal government instead of local communities.

Maybe W really is a uniter after all.