Education Groups Impatient Over No Child Left Behind Reform Delays

Education reform advocates are growing impatient with the U.S. Senate’s inability to pass a bill that would reform federal education policies set in place by No Child Left Behind. Advocates are hoping to see the federal role in K-12 education reformed by the time students return to school in the fall, a goal that seems increasingly unlikely to be accomplished.

Ten groups, which typically lean to the left side of the political spectrum, called on the Senate Tuesday to vote on the Every Child Achieves Act. Included among the groups are the nation’s two largest teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, as well as the School Superintendents Association, the National PTA and the National School Boards Association.