November 4, 2007

NCLB reauthorization dead until 2008

One Nevada newspaper is report that the Senate Won't Take Up NCLB this year (hat tip: Michele McLaughlin). This wasn't hard to predict, to be honest. Once we get into 2008, the legislative calendar will become increasingly bogged down with other matters, and while individual legislators (including chairs) may have an incentive to move bills, an increasing number of legislators and advocacy groups will want to wait until after the 2008 elections.

In many ways, the Senate's move may make George Miller's job easier in the House, since the debate becomes more about long-term questions than short-term (and jerry-built) fixes. I'll keep my prediction from 2006: by the end of next year, growth models will look much less like a "fix" than they were at the beginning of this year.

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on November 4, 2007 9:19 AM |