Paul pulls plug on education bill markup

Overhaul of No Child Left Behind successor delayed

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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.

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