Some Republicans say $26 billion for long-term support of No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has no business in the short-term economic-stimulus plan. "None of this is going to stimulate anything," said Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. "You're talking about a permanent increase at a time when we are in the worst financial shape we've ever been in."

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