Source: National School Boards Association (NSBA)
Tuesday, July 7, will be an eventful day on Capitol Hill, as activity is anticipated to begin around the consideration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also referred to as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Here is a preview of anticipated legislative activity:
- At 2:30 p.m. on July 7, the U.S. Senate is expected to begin consideration of S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, the Senate rewrite of NCLB
- At 5 p.m. on July 7, the U.S. House Rules Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, the House rewrite of NCLB, with an expectation that consideration will resume on the House floor. On Tuesday, view the hearing here — see the “Watch” section on the left side of the homepage
Background: The 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, signed into law in 2002, is eight years overdue for an update. Current Hill activity is a positive sign of bipartisan momentum.
NSBA Advocacy: NSBA strongly advocates for community ownership of schools and maximum funding authorizations for Title I programs for disadvantaged students. We actively advocate against vouchers and other for-profit schemes that reduce support for public education.