No time for kids
“Let the children suffer unto me.”
Forget about it.
“Congress may not get around to No Child Left Behind reauthorization in time, reports Meredith Shiner: "It seems like the climate is right for No Child Left Behind to move through Congress this summer, and yet the law is still on a course, itself, to be left behind in 2011. Even though House Speaker John Boehner is a longtime champion of the law, President Barack Obama recently has pushed for reform and Senate negotiators have made progress on a tentative deal, a series of political realities make reauthorization unlikely anytime soon. The hurdles are significant: House freshmen, skeptical of government intervention, account for more than half of the Education Committee’s GOP membership; the debt limit debate is taking up most of the oxygen in Washington; and both parties have little appetite to risk handing the other side a political victory in the run-up to 2012."”