This from Politics K-12:
What's Up in Congress? Not Much Real Action, State Chiefs Hear
Most folks who are watching movement on education, or just about anything in Congress, are well aware of the never-ending stalemate when it comes to ESEA renewal—not to mention the federal budget.
The lack of action is still frustrating and depressing to some state education officials.
"It seems like [the system] isn't working at all. I definitely think there's paralysis," said Terry Holliday, Kentucky's education chief, in an interview during the Council of Chief State School Officers' annual legislative conference.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., the former Denver schools chief and a rising star on K-12 education policy in Congress, feels their pain.
"We have been unable, in our dysfunction, to move ESEA forward," he told the chiefs in a wide-ranging speech...