On December 17, 2014, I read a post entitled, Republican Leader Wants to Reduce Federal Role, on education historian Diane Ravitch’s blog. In it, she refers to leader of the House Education Committee and the Workforce, John Kline (R-Minnesota), whose interview with Abby Simons was published December 15, 2014, in the Star Tribune. Regarding Kline’s thoughts on education reform for the next legislative session, Simon writes,
Education reform Kline, who cruised to a seventh term last month, will continue chairing the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Along with his Senate counterpart Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Kline said his first priority is replacing No Child Left Behind and reducing the role of the federal government in K-12 education. Whatever the new act is called, the name “No Child Left Behind” is history.
“You can count on that,” he said. [Emphasis added.]
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