On the eve of a possible vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on long-stalled legislation to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act, the bill's road to passage is still somewhat bumpy.
Starting tomorrow, paid banner ads will run on education blogs in 10 Democratic congressional districts urging voters to tell representatives: "Put your kids first, not Washington bureaucrats."
The stakes are really high both for House GOP leadership and for the No Child Left Behind Act rewrite itself as the leadership works to round up votes in advance of planned floor action.
School choice will likely be part of the debate when the House of Representatives takes up a bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have filed 74 amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill that could go before the full House on Thursday.
If a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act goes to the floor of the House next week, look for a hot policy debate over the Title I funding formula.
The deal blew up as soon as the group learned that the proposal would cost $22 billion over ten years.
The administration's signature competitive grant programs took some serious abuse from Democrats during committee consideration of a bill financing the U.S. Department of Education in fiscal year 2014.
The agreement, which is based on proposals put forth by the Obama administration and congressional Republicans, would make interest rates variable from year to year.
Potential selling points for conservatives include language that would give school districts more flexibility when it comes to using federal funds.