Thursday, December 18, 2008

NCLB Critic Representative Peter Hoekstra won't seek Re-election

A special thanks to Representative Hoekstra and all the hard work against NCLB. It sounds like he will leave his role in good hands.

Education Week’s Campaign K-12: NCLB's Most Vocal Foe to Leave Congress(Alyson Klein, Blog)“Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan reportedly won't run for re-election in 2010. Apparently, the Republican is mulling a run for governor of the Wolverine State. Hoekstra has long been one of the most vocal opponents on the House Education and Labor Committee—and in Congress—of the No Child Left Behind Act's expansion of federal power over public schools. Last year, he introduced a bill that would have permitted states to opt out of NCLB's accountability requirements and managed to get more than 60 co-sponsors, including the incoming Republican whip, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia.”

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