The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), originally passed in 1965, was reauthorized in 2002 and renamed as the No Child Left Behind Act. More recently the legislation has reverted back to being refered to as ESEA, it funds K-12 education throughout the nation and emphasizes equal access to education, high standards and accountability. The law was due for reauthorization in 2007 and is still being considered by Congress.