House Drafts Become Dead Links

October 30, 2007 1 min read
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Don’t bother clicking on any of my links to the House’s discussion draft over the past two months.

The House Education and Labor Committee has taken down the documents it posted on Aug. 28 and Sept. 6. Now all you get is this friendly message: “The committee has received many helpful comments regarding its NCLB discussion draft and is currently in the process of reviewing them.”

The panel pulled the documents because “elements of the draft were growing outdated,” Tom Kiley, a committee spokesman, told me in an e-mail. He didn’t mention which parts of the proposal are no longer under consideration. But he did say that Democratic leaders are continuing to seek compromises with Republicans and education lobbyists.

As to whether this action is a sign that the NCLB is stalled and won’t get reauthorized in the current Congress, I’ll leave that for you to speculate. I welcome your comments.

P.S. If anyone saved electronic versions of the discussion drafts, please e-mail them to me here. All I have is paper copies. Thanks.

UPDATE: The links are not quite dead yet. The committee’s Republicans still have the drafts posted here. Thanks for the readers who sent me electronic versions. They’ll come in handy someday, I’m sure.

A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.


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