And now there are three bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a.k.a. No Child Left Behind. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, dropped his ESEA renewal measure today, just days after the Senate Democrats, and hours after the Senate Republicans.
If you were around back in 2012 and took a look at the bill that was approved on a totally party-line vote by Kline’s committee, you’ve seen this bill, pretty much. There are a couple of minor tweaks, including a requirement that states develop science standards, as they must under current law. And states would be allowed to use Title II teacher-quality money for principal evaluations.