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    Some congressional leaders on Tuesday said they fear the Obama administration's "Plan B" education-reform proposal could be seen not as a call to action on Capitol Hill, but instead as an excuse for lawmakers to take the summer off.

  • ** FILE ** Thomas J. Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday called on Congress to speed up its efforts to reform federal education policy and released a broad outline of priorities it says are crucial to student success across the country.

Former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, here in 2008, says a loss of bipartisan cooperation is hampering current education reform efforts.

    Spellings: Politics, lack of knowledge hurt school reform

    Ten years ago, former President George W. Bush's signature education initiative, the No Child Left Behind Act, garnered strong bipartisan support and passed the Senate on an 87-10 vote. As Congress now starts work on a policy overhaul, that "planetary alignment" between the parties is nowhere to be found.

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