House Democrats to Pursue Education Agenda With New Majority
Democrats will have the chance to keep their promises to make college affordable now that they have won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives. As for the No Child Left Behind Act, the leading House Democrat on education has signaled his desire to retain the law’s central accountability provisions.
The control of the Senate remained in the balance early today, though, because the close Virginia race hasn’t been decided. Democrat Jim Webb leads incumbent Republican George Allen by about 8,000 votes, a margin small enough to trigger a recount that could take several weeks. In Montana, state Sen. John Tester declared himself the winner by a margin of 2,000 votes, but that has yet to be confirmed. Democrats need win both seats to have the majority in the Senate.
Throughout the campaign, House Democratic leaders promised to push an agenda that would lower student-loan interest rates in their initial rush of legislation and later offer tax credits to help...
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- Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
- Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke, VA
- Amargosa Valley Elementary School, Amargosa Valley, NV
- Christ the King Preparatory School, NJ
- Regional Area Partner
- Focus EduVation, US
- The Berkeley Institute, HAMILTON, Bermuda