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  • Why America’s Homeschoolers Support Reforms in #StudentSuccessAct
    Apr 24, 2015  - After decades of federal intrusion into the nation’s classrooms, it’s time for Congress to pass a law that restores parental, local, and state control over education. Will Estrada with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) describes the urgent need to replace the current education law, N... More
  • ICYMI: Rep. Joe Wilson: #StudentSuccessAct Gives Students "Fresh Start"
    Apr 16, 2015  - Washington’s outsized role in education has imposed a series of one-size-fits-all policies that assume federal bureaucrats know better than parents, teachers, and local leaders. As Education and the Workforce Committee member Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) writes in a recent op-ed, “the quality of our chil... More
  • #StudentSuccessAct represents the 'epitome' of a conservative agenda
    Apr 15, 2015  - For too long, Washington has insisted more programs, mandates, and spending would fix a broken K-12 education system. While well intended, No Child Left Behind doubled-down on this flawed approach, leaving countless students trapped in failing schools. A one-size-fits-all accountability system has u... More
  • What If Congress Doesn't Replace NCLB? Part II
    Apr 10, 2015  - The Obama administration’s temporary, conditional waiver scheme has masked the harsh reality of America’s current K-12 education landscape: No Child Left Behind remains the law of the land. In other words: Virtually all schools are considered failing under the law’s one-size-fits-all, high-stakes ac... More
  • What If Congress Doesn’t Replace NCLB? Part I
    Apr 9, 2015  - State education leaders recently gathered in Washington to send an urgent message: America’s K-12 education system is broken, and only a new law can fix it. They’re talking about the need for Congress to replaceNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) through the legislative process. That is precisely what House... More
  • ICYMI: Conservative Support for the Student Success Act Continues to Mount
    Mar 12, 2015  - Stagnant student achievement. An ever-expanding federal footprint. Disappointing graduation rates. These are just a few of the problems plaguing America’s K-12 classrooms. As Congress works to replace No Child Left Behind, education stakeholders and conservative leaders reaffirm it is time to move ... More
  • #StudentSuccessAct: Restoring State and Local Control of K-12 Education
    Mar 9, 2015  - The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) is a conservative proposal to replace a flawed education law and stop the administration from governing K-12 schools through executive fiat. While many have expressed support for the legislation, calling it “the most conservative federal education move in a quarter ... More
  • Kline, Rokita Statements on Student Success Act
    Feb 27, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) issued the following statements regarding House consideration of the Student Success Act: “Providing the Department of Homeland Sec... More
  • No, Congress Isn't About to Mandate Common Core
    Feb 27, 2015  - Republican efforts to replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB) were dealt an unexpected setback Friday, when a long-anticipated vote on HR5, dubbed the Student Success Act, was delayed unexpectedly after initial expectations of passing easily. Surprisingly, one contributing factor to the bill’s delay ap... More
  • Here’s the Right Way for Conservatives to Start Fixing No Child Left Behind
    Feb 26, 2015  - On Friday, the U.S. House will vote on the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The bill would revamp the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act (formally known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act). It’s a promising bill and one that deserves the enthusiastic support of conservatives. The Student Suc... More
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