U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released this statement regarding the House Education and Workforce Committee's Passage of H.R. 2445:
"I'm disappointed that the House legislation passed today doesn't fix the real problems with No Child Left Behind, could short change the neediest students and doesn't give states the kind of flexibility and reform they're asking for. We need a true bipartisan reform bill for the President to sign by the start of the school year. Time is running out, and kids can't wait."