Congress has delayed any significant action on the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act until it returns from its summer recess after Labor Day.
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, announced this week that his committee would not consider an NCLB bill next week, the last before lawmakers take their August break.
Instead of presenting a bill to his committee, Rep. Miller planned to give a speech July 30 at the National Press Club in Washington. In it, he was planning to tout the success of the 5½-year-old law and explain his priorities for reauthorizing it, said Tom Kiley, the congressman’s communications director. But Mr. Kiley declined to say how specific the chairman would be in the speech.
Rep. Miller had been preparing to introduce a bill to revise the NCLB law before Congress left town.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee had delayed consideration of its NCLB-renewal bill while lawmakers in that chamber worked on their plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act and alter federal financial-aid programs for college students. . . .
Plan to attend and call Congressman Miller in the interim:
|Event Date:||July 30, 2007|
|Event Name:||No Child Left Behind|
|Event Type:||NPC Newsmaker|
|Sponsored by:||Newsmakers Committee|
|Event Location:||Zenger Room|
|Details:||Congressman George Miller, Chair, House Education|
& Labor Committee,will discuss "The Future of No
Child Left Behind"
U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA) will
The National Press Club is on the 13th floor,
Contacts: for the National Press Club: Debra
Congressman Miller: Tom Kiley, House