The Detroit News reports that The Alliance for Children Inc., has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Detroit city school district for violations of the No Child Left Behind Act. The Alliance for Children said in its complaint that Detroit Public Schools is barring the firm from offering free tutoring to students in failing schools, which is a clear violation of the law. Under NCLB, failing schools that receive Title I funds are required to offer free tutoring options to their students. In Detroit, this applies to 75 schools. When this applies, parents of children in failing schools are allowed to select from a state-approved list of tutoring providers. 215 providers were approved in Michigan, with The Alliance for Children among those selected. However, Detroit Public Schools did not include the Alliance for Children in its list of providers distributed to parents…