Lack of money and delayed guidelines from the federal government are undermining states' efforts to comply with the year-old school-reform law that promises to "leave no child behind," according to a study released Jan. 3 by the Center on Education Policy, a think tank that advocates and studies public education.

Although President Bush says federal spending on education has increased by 40 percent under his administration, state education officials say these increases aren't enough to help states and school districts comply with the tough new accountability measures of the No Child Left Behind Act


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