No Child Left Behind Fix Lagging In Congress

The long-awaited comprehensive overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law may not get off the ground in Congress this year.

The chairman of the House Education Committee, Republican Rep. John Kline of Minnesota, says there is no chance of meeting the August deadline set by President Barack Obama.

Republicans and Democrats agree the law is broken, but there is division within each party on just how it should be fixed. The House is proceeding with a series of small, targeted bills, and the Senate is aiming for more comprehensive legislation.

The chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, Democrat Tom Harkin of Iowa, says he hopes to have a bill before the July recess.


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  • by Anonymous on May 20, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    The best fix for this program is to do away with it, since it hurts more then helps.
  • by ace Location: j ville on May 20, 2011 at 04:25 AM
    What ever these legislators come up with will not work. It will cost the tax payers more money. Education starts at home. All this hype about no child left behind means the smart ones are being held back. It is the parents responsibility to make sure a child gets an education. They should be held responsibile!
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      by WOW on May 21, 2011 at 05:34 AM in reply to ace
      Problem is, in a welfare state, where the gobment supplies everything, nobody is responsible. Especially not the parents. Responsible parents, that give a hoot about how their children are educated are really enemies of the state and counter to the common good. Trust the Motherland and the Anointed Leader to supply everything that is needed.
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