Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bipartisan group of senators announce agreement on “No Child Left Behind”

Bipartisan group of senators announce agreement on “No Child Left Behind;” The Washington Post

I have come to understand the meaning of the word "bipartisan" when used in the context of politics, as the gang raping of the American public.

Signaling some unity in the Senate on overhauling the “No Child Left Behind” law, two senators announced Monday an agreement to move forward on bipartisan legislation to revamp it.

Soon after, however, Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a statement noting that the bill did not include a provision the administration favors, which is a requirement that local and state districts develop teacher and principal evaluation systems. Duncan said he believes “that comprehensive evaluation system based on multiple measures, including student achievement, is essential for education reform to move forward” and “we can’t retreat from reform.”

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Mike Enzi, Wyo., the top senators from their parties on the Senate committee with jurisdiction over education, made the announcement two days before the committee will consider the sweeping bill that seeks to give more control to states on education and change some of the law’s unpopular proficiency standards. Last week, Harkin released an outline of the plan the senators had been working on behind closed doors that did include a component on teacher and principal evaluations. At the time, Enzi hadn’t yet publicly signed onto the plan.

In a statement, Harkin called the bill a “compromise that demonstrates that congressional Democrats and Republicans can overcome partisan differences.”

Comment: More Statist indoctrination pushed by the two main parties. Education in the United States has been on a downward trajectory since the US Department of Education was created. Stop taking the money and nullify this BS.

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