September 10 | Los Angeles Times

By Howard Blume

California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made.

The potential stakes in a standoff between the state and the U.S. Department of Education are high. Duncan didn’t specify how far he would go, but federal dollars make up about 10% of school district budgets. In L.A. Unified, for example, the money adds up to about $600 million annually.

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