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Duncan Says Education Law Reform Will Struggle to Pass Congress

posted Aug 19, 2011, 5:58 PM by Gary Jones
By John Lauerman - Aug 19, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said getting a renewed version of the No Child Left Behind education law passed by Congress will be an “uphill” struggle, and defended his proposal to give states waivers to adopt school reforms.

Representative John Kline, the Minnesota Republican who is chairman of the House education committee, has introduced a set of bills to change the law, including a proposal to cut spending by eliminating half of the federal education programs under the current law.

Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat and Chairman of the Senate education committee, is working to bring a bill reforming No Child Left Behind to the panel “soon,” said Justine Sessions, a spokeswoman from his office.

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