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NEA president on state of No Child Left Behind, education reform

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Lily Eskelsen Garcia
In this photo taken Sept. 19, 2014, National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia answered questions during an interview with The Associated Press in her office at NEA headquarters in Washington.
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The nation's main education law, which for more than a decade has been known as No Child Left Behind, technically expired seven years ago. Every year there are hopes this will be the year for a new education law.

The Senate's main education committee passed its re-write of the law 22-0 Thursday. This new law is called the Every Child Achieves Act, ending NCLB. Does the bipartisan vote mean this might really be the year for new education reform?

Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the president of the nation's largest teachers union National Education Association, is in the Twin Cities to speak tonight at the annual Education Minnesota convention.

She joined MPR News' Tom Weber to discuss the state of education reform.