While there are many, many problems with No Child Left Behind, suing the federal government was not a good way to oppose this train wreck of a law. But aside from that that, the judge who threw out the NEA’s law suit has opened a much bigger can of worms.
A federal judge in Michigan on Wednesday dismissed a major challenge to the Bush administration’s signature education program, No Child Left Behind, saying the federal government had the right to require states to spend their own money to comply with the law.
So, according to this ruling, Congress can enact all the laws it wants and pass off to the states the requirements to pay for them. That pretty much gives our pork-loving national "leaders" a blank check to continue voting for their pet projects without voting to fund them.