By Alyson Klein
Congress, which is just about to shut down the government thanks to a big partisan dispute, took a major beating from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today in a speech at the National Press Club. He hit lawmakers for their inability to come to an agreement on financing the entire government, not to mention a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and immigration overhaul. (More on Congress’ endless edu-to-do list here.)
Duncan said Congress is putting petty politics ahead of actually governing.