Federal Update: Gearing Up the Advocacy Agenda for 2012

By Kelly Pollitt, NAESP Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Special Projects Communicator November 2011, Volume 35, Issue 4 A volley of statements between congressional education committee leaders made the week before the Christmas holiday confirmed what NAESP has anticipated: In light of a vigorous election year on tap, Congress will not have the political will to come to consensus on a final Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) bill next year.