Cantor begins push to pass massive No Child Left Behind rewrite
- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor launched a new push Tuesday to pass the Republican-backed Student Success Act, a major rewrite of No Child Left Behind, with a vote coming "as early as this week."
- At the center of the bill are measures that would consolidate dozens of federal K-12 education programs, ending federal performance goals and blocking the U.S. Department of Education from encouraging the adoption of standards like the Common Core.
- An additional amendment would create a public school voucher system, letting states allow children to transfer to other public schools or public charter schools—with federal aid money for poor and disadvantaged students following them.
From the article:
... The House GOP bill won’t get much — if any — Democratic support, and it’s going nowhere in the Senate. But it represents an effort by Cantor and Republican leaders to start laying down their policy vision for education as Congress tries again to rewrite a wide swath of federal education policy law. ...
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