WASHINGTON (AP) — Education issues are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill after months of relative neglect. Lawmakers from both parties — as well as President Barack Obama — are trying to gain the upper hand just as the school year is ending and, for many college students, the cost of education is about to go up.
On Thursday, the Senate is set to consider competing bills to keep student loan rates from doubling.
And Democratic lawmakers have introduced a sweeping rewrite of the education law known as No Child Left Behind. Senate Republicans are expected to rollout a No Child Left Behind alternative before the end of this week.