Boehner Resigns: Passage of No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Uncertain
Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. September 27, 2015
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced on September 25 that he will retire from Congress at the end of October.
This throws a monkey wrench into the work for passage of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). NCLB was due for reauthorization in 2007. Even though that never happened, Congress has continued to fund the expired legislation.