Education Week: Senate Democrats to Unveil NCLB Reauthorization Bill


U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate education committee, is set to unveil a bill to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act that would require states to set achievement and growth targets for students, including subgroup students. The proposal, which faces steep political hurdles, mirrors the Obama administration’s NCLB waiver system but is a marked departure from the bipartisan measure that was approved by the education committee back in 2012.

All eleven other Democrats on the committee have signed onto the legislation, but the bill has no Republican sponsor, and it seems unlikely to garner GOP support, given that it outlines a more robust role for the federal government than the 2011 measure, which got the support of just three (relatively reluctant) Republicans.

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