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Senators Propose Bipartisan Bill to Revise No Child Left Behind Law

The bipartisan bill, which ends the framework under which almost all public schools were found to be failing, could defuse what has become an all-out campaign by teachers, joined by many parents, to prevent having their job performances measured by students’ test scores. The proposed legislation was negotiated by Senators Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, and Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington. Earlier this year, a House bill was abruptly pulled, mid-debate, when it became clear that it would not muster enough Republican support to pass.