Friday, February 23, 2007

Going by the Book

A pet project of the Bush administration requires schools to buy products from companies headed up by major Bush campaign donors.

The Education Department's Inspector General issued a report critical of the Reading First program. It's part of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The IG says the program violates the prohibition against the federal government telling schools what to teach. It promotes specific reading materials that benefit a select group of companies -- specifically McGraw Hill and Voyager. (CREW)

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