Department of Education--No Child Left Behind Newspaper Article
B-306349, Sep 30, 2005
In GAO's review of an Education Department contract in B-304228, Sep. 30, 2005, and B-305368, Sep. 30, 2005, GAO learned that the Department paid North American Precis Syndicate to write and distribute a newspaper article about the No Child Left Behind Act. The article did not disclose the Department's involvement in its writing. GAO referred this matter to the Department's Office of General Counsel to determine whether there has been a violation of the publicity or propaganda prohibition. GAO advised the General Counsel's office, in making its determination, to consider section 6076 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-13, 110 Stat. 231, 301 (May 11, 2005).