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New Congress. New Radwaste Bill. Same Old Story.

If there is one issue most Congressmembers would just as soon hammer nails into their heads as actually address meaningfully, it’s radioactive waste.

It’s a no-win issue for most members: no one, including no one in their own districts, wants nuclear waste around. 1,473 more words

Yucca Mountain

"A Hollow Bromide": Don’t Believe The Hype; Republicans Still Don’t Have A Health Care Plan

With the Supreme Court considering a case that could unravel the Affordable Care Act, leaving some 8.2 million Americans suddenly uninsured and sending premiums skyrocketing, the Republican Party has a comforting message for voters: We have a solution. 576 more words

Republicans

Debate on NCLB Reauthorization Dies on House Floor Late Friday; No Vote Taken

The bill—passed out of committee in mid-February and considered on the floor of  the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday—to launch a long-overdue reauthorization of the federal education law was not a good bill.  956 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Congress Debates NCLB Reauthorization; Lucid Policy Memo Clarifies Concerns

Congress is in the midst of considering a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, whose most recent 2002 version is called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  965 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Will the New Congress 'Simplify' the FAFSA?

For what I thought (ok, hoped) would be a pretty quiet Monday, I’ve gotten lots of questions today about whether and how the Congress will ‘simplify’ the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in this Session. 1,332 more words

Letter to FL. Representative Yoho or NO WAY ESEA!

   Floridians Against Common Core Education F.A.C.C.E.

February 3, 2015

Representative Ted Yoho
511 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Yoho:

I guess it is time for us to introduce ourselves to you. 1,317 more words

Common Core Standards

Oh Happy Day! ESEA!

Lawmakers in the House passed a bill today that would repeal President Obama’s health care law. But don’t be fooled: the legislation faces certain death.  A symbolic move to follow through on a promise made by Republican candidates on the campaign trail last year, the GOP-led House approved the legislation that repeals Obamacare and directs House committees to submit “an alternative, patient-centered solution.” The body voted 239 to 186. 1,107 more words

Education