Paul pulls plug on education bill markup

Overhaul of No Child Left Behind successor delayed

Question of the Day

Should Congress make English the official language of the U.S.?

View results

Mr. Kline and his fellow Republicans will introduce at least one more bill aimed at recruiting more effective teachers and reforming how schools are accountable to the federal government.

With much work to be done in both chambers, several lawmakers have lamented the fact that reform efforts are now hung up on “process,” while school districts and states continue to live under NCLB mandates. Sen. Michael F. Bennet, Colorado Democrat and HELP committee member, said Wednesday’s events reinforce the negative opinions most Americans have about Congress.

“There’s a reason we have a 12 percent approval rating,” he said on the Senate floor.

© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks