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Topic - Margaret Spellings
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.
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.
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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The While House and Senate leaders are optimistic they can get something done in the next 60 days, Ms. Spellings said the "learning curve" new members have to overcome is problematic.
"States are gamers" of the system, she said. "I'm skeptical that less accountability equals better results. Why? Because we tried it for 40 years. It didn't work."