A grassroots movement calling for widespread reform of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has launched a new web site intended to highlight how communities are faring under the law. The results, they say, are anything but encouraging.

Largely a collection of newspaper articles culled from local and national sources, the site --www.nclbgrassroots.org -- contends NCLB, although well-intentioned, "is having profoundly negative effects" on public education.

Its findings are contrary to assertions by U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige that "the debate about this law [NCLB]...

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