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NCLB's Prospects in Senate Fade for 2007

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Last week, a spokesman for the House Education and Labor Committee told me NCLB probably wouldn't clear the House in 2007.

Now, the prospects in the Senate are fading as well.

On Friday, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued a statement saying that he and Chairman Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., agreed they should continue working on the bill rather than push one through to meet an "arbitrary deadline," according to this Associated Press story.

Also last week, Sen. Kennedy told the Washington Post that NCLB won't reach the Senate floor until 2008. The Post story also covers a lot of ground on the unusual alliance between Sen. Kennedy and the president.

Today, Melissa Wagoner, Sen. Kennedy's spokeswoman for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, said in an e-mail to me that the panel still may mark up a bill this year. But, she added, the committee's work on the bill is more likely to be next year.

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I, Jack Shepard; as a presidential contender for the republican nomination for President. That Sen. Kennedy told the Washington Post that the No Child Left Behind Act won't reach the Senate floor until 2008 is a disgrace. NCLB is so important to so many to me it is so very clear and shows that this Democratic lead Congress came into office with all kinds of promises is one of the most unorganized and most unproductive congress in History.

May God help our children;

Dr. Jack Shepard, a contender for the republican Nomination for President www.jackshepardforpresident.com

Blaming the Democrats for the NCLB Act is not a realistic attitude. It was put in place by both parties, and it should be changed by both parties and soon. Educators and parents must step up to the plate and fight the extreme test focused environments forced on the public schools under this law. The students come first not the law.


Yes, the law should be updated but

not just to meet a deadline.

As the con - troversy appears to

be based upon the indecisive actions

of our legislators, The people who

are affected need to keep the memory

of an elephant when it is time to

address retaining those

in the legislative seats

who could not meet the needs

of the people in a timely

manner.

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