Posted - 11/03/2010 09:53am
GOP Gains Could Prompt Funding, Policy Shifts
Republicans seized control of the U.S. House of Representatives and
significantly bolstered their majorities in the Senate in Tuesday's
election, an outcome that will almost certainly mean an end to emergency
education aid to states and will heighten pressure for a more limited
federal role in K-12 policy. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the House minority leader who is likely
to become the speaker of the House, said in an election-night speech
that Republicans will "take a new approach that hasn't been tried before
in Washington—by either party. It starts with cutting spending instead
of increasing it. Reducing the size of government instead of expanding
That's likely to mean a move toward less federal involvement in
education policy, which expanded under the Bush administration and the
enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, analysts said.
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