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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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