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Nation IN BRIEF / WASHINGTON, D.C.

Education Flexibility Bill Is Law--for Now

April 30, 1999|From Times Wire Reports

President Clinton signed legislation giving states greater freedom in spending federal education dollars. The Education Flexibility Partnership Act allows all states to receive waivers of certain federal education requirements in order to improve school and student performance. But Clinton threatened to undo the legislation if it doesn't work the way Republican sponsors promised. If states and school districts do not use their new flexibility to produce results, Clinton said, "and the money's being misspent under this law, then we'll revert to another system."

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