Political hurdles complicate Obama's plan to revise ESEA

Efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act have been stalled since 2007, and some say legislative and political hurdles may complicate significant advancements this year. A lack of consensus, a full legislative agenda and an election year are among the obstacles to revising the law, also known as No Child Left Behind, which was signed in 2002. The revision of ESEA has been a stated priority of the Obama administration, which remains hopeful of action on the legislation this year.

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