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Education groups to Congress: Do your job on NCLB

from U.S. News & World Report

Former House Speaker John Boehner said he wanted to clean up the barn before trading in his speaker's gavel for a putting wedge and leaving Washington in his rearview mirror. But for the only member of Congress left that was a chief architect of No Child Left Behind, Friday came and went without an acknowledgement of the mess he's left when it comes to overhauling the long-expired and widely reviled federal K-12 law. Now, with Boehner's personal ambitions for fixing the education law absent from House Republican leadership, many — including Education Secretary Arne Duncan — believe the chances of Congress getting a bill to the president's desk this year have significantly diminished. And that's despite the fact that both chambers passed their own reauthorization proposals earlier this year. more

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