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Senate Higher Ed Bill Endangers Quick NCLB Reauthorization

By Alexander Russo — July 24, 2007 1 min read

The last time the Senate reauthorized the HEA was a long time ago. I was still working for Jeff Bingaman and we thought that we could really, finally, get ed schools to do a better job on teacher prep. But now the Senate has passed its version of the bill -- no House companion to go along with it, and congrats to everyone there for getting that done.

The implications for NCLB as I read them are bad, however. With two weeks left before August recess and a big education bill in hand, no one on the Senate side at least is going to feel any great rush. And we still don’t have any bill language (do we?) from Kennedy or Miller to look at, though I know it’s out there and you can send it to me anonymously at thisweekineducation at gmail dot com. Last but not least, there’s the exhaustion factor. Many of the same folks work K12 as well as higher ed.

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