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January 8, 2008

110th Congress, Second Session Agenda - No Child Left Behind

Bush Pushes Congress to Renew 'No Child' Law in 2008
Just over two months after an attempt to reauthorize a landmark education law collapsed in the House, President Bush is again pressuring Congress to renew his prized domestic policy initiative.

Congress Is Urged to Enhance 'No Child' Law
President Bush urged the Democratic-led Congress on Monday to revive a stalled effort to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind law before he leaves office, but he pledged to veto any bill that "weakens the accountability" measures at the core of one of his signature domestic achievements.

Time to LEARN
January 8th marks the 6-year anniversary of No Child Left Behind. Since 2002, NCLB has thrust federal bureaucrats into local schools, millions of dollars and millions of teacher work-hours have been wasted to excessive paperwork and regulatory red tape. And, the results are clear: Children are not getting better educations and no one is held accountable for it.

1/11 Update:
Congress Is Urged to Enhance 'No Child' Law
President Bush urged the Democratic-led Congress on Monday to revive a stalled effort to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind law before he leaves office, but he pledged to veto any bill that "weakens the accountability" measures.

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