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Civil Rights Advocates Don't Like New Legislation

There's some new legislation that has civil right advocates in an uproar.  The law allows states to classify teaching interns as "highly qualified teachers" and regularly assign them to schools with mostly poor, minority students.  President Barack Obama signed the amendment to the federal No Child Left Behind Act as part of an unrelated federal spending bill.  The measure nullifies an earlier decision by a US appeals court that sided with low-income families who claimed the state was dumping un-credentialed teachers on their schools.

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