Because this is the largest education bill Congress will pass in a decade Speaker Paul Ryan should make the ESEA reauthorization bill public for 60 days.
Karen Effrem, President of Education Liberty Watchdog, provides a recap of the amendments, good and bad, proposed for S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act.
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The U.S. Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, on a 81 to 17 vote on Thursday afternoon spending seven days debating the bill.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s amendment to S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, gutting the federal testing mandate failed on a 40 to 58 vote on Thursday morning.
A cloture vote was taken for S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, and passed 86 to 12 on Wednesday in order to close debate, a vote is expected on Thursday.
An amendment to S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, sponsored by U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) allowing parental opt-outs failed on a 32 to 64 vote.
There are 150 amendments to the Every Child Achieves Act which may not be debated on if a cloture vote is brought early this week.
The amendment co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) & Ed Markey (D-MA) doesn’t actually protect privacy, but creates a committee to study it.
S. 1177 retains the 17 NCLB mandated annual tests in grades 3-12 and includes of student test performance in state accountability systems.