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Miller denounces end of ‘No Child Left Behind’ talks

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 1:15 pm in Congress, education, George Miller.

Rep. George Miller

The House has ceased bipartisan talks around the reworking of No Child Left Behind, national legislation intended to help boost the quality of education in poor and minority communities.

Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, one of the authors of the original legislation and the ranking Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, issued this statement:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement after committee Republicans confirmed that they are abandoning bipartisan talks to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as ‘No Child Left Behind’ in the law’s recent iteration. Miller has been working in a bipartisan manner since 2007 to rewrite the law so that it works better for our nation’s students and families.

“I have communicated to Chairman Kline my disappointment that he has chosen to go the partisan route. Partisanship means the end to NCLB reform in this Congress. Bipartisanship is the only successful way forward. The Senate has moved a bipartisan bill out of committee. The House could do the same if it had the political will to do so. Our nation’s children deserve a real process for achieving consensus, not partisan political games.”

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  • Elwood

    After almost four decades of George Miller’s ultra-liberal mindless blather,does anyone give a rat’s ass anymore?

  • RR, Senile Columnist

    NCLB wound up being “No child left untutored for standardized tests.” Whatever the original intent of the legislation, it has accomplished nothing for the pupils.

  • cptime

    lest we forget….
    For Dems…Everything they do…is a vote-buying scheme.