Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray Tuesday released an ambitious proposal to replace No Child Left Behind and overhaul how the federal government handles education.
While the bill would block federal promotion of Common Core and roll back the powers it has under NCLB, questions remain about whether the bill has a hope of winning the approval of Republican lawmakers.
The bill, dubbed the Every Child Achieves Act, will be marked up by the Senate education committee on April 14 when the Senate returns from its two-week spring recess.
The bill comes close to two months after an initial effort by Alexander, who chairs the education committee, faltered due to its inability to garner any support from Democrats (which suggested Obama would veto it). Alexander then entered into negotiations with Murray, working to create a bipartisan bill that can be passed by Republicans and signed by President Barack Obama.
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