Posts tagged: No Child Left Behind

Republican Congress Thwarts American People, Passes Obama-Backed Education Bill


Written by Jane Robbins

Several Republican presidential candidates had a great opportunity over the last two weeks to take the lead on an issue critical to millions of conservatives – federal control over public education. A couple helped their cause, a couple did not, and one blasted further down into the crater he’s been in from the beginning.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate followed the U.S. House in passing the conference report reauthorizing No Child Left Behind.… Continue Reading

UPDATE: 1061-Page No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Bill


Written by Laurie Higgins

This is an update and correction regarding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Late last week we reported on the passage of the 1,061-page U.S. House version of the bill (after only two days for the public to review it), titled Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA). We incorrectly reported that the bill was headed to the president as it passed the U.S.… Continue Reading

SURPRISE! Thousand-Page Education-Funding Bill Passes U.S. House


Written by Laurie Higgins

A 1,061-page rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), suddenly popped up in the House on Monday and was voted on late Wednesday, passing 359-64. All 64 “no” votes were cast by Republicans.

At over 1,000 pages, S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) [also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)], like Obamacare, was too lengthy to read and digest in just two days, and yet House Republicans rammed it forward despite Paul Ryan’s prior assurances that as House speaker he would provide voters ample time to read bills prior to votes.… Continue Reading