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  • “A Major Transfer of Power and Authority over Public Schools”
    Nov 23, 2015  - Last week, a House-Senate conference committee reached agreement on a proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, bringing Congress one step closer to replacing No Child Left Behind. As news reports highlight, the framework approved by the joint committee reduces the federal ... More
  • Kline Statement: Conference Committee Meeting on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    Nov 18, 2015  - I want to thank our colleagues for being here today. It’s not every day that the House and Senate come together in a formal conference committee to address an important issue facing our country. The fact that we are here reflects a commitment to follow regular order where members on both sides of th... More
  • Student Privacy Protection Act
    Jul 22, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For students, parents, and teachers, mobile applications, cloud-based platforms, and other innovative technologies have made education more accessible, reliable, and efficient. It has provided students of all ages and all backgrounds greater access to learning, enhanced communication b... More
  • INFOGRAPHICS: Putting Parents and Education Leaders Back in Charge of K-12 Education
    May 13, 2015  - When it comes to K-12 education, Washington bureaucrats have woven a very tangled web of programs, mandates, and pet projects. Under No Child Left Behind, the Department of Education is a vast bureaucracy that: Operates more than 80 programs tied to the nation’s classrooms – the majority of which ar... More
  • #StudentSuccessAct Expands the Promise of America’s High-Quality Charter Schools
    May 4, 2015  - This week marks National Charter Schools Week, when parents, students, educators, advocates, and policymakers recognize the successes of the charter school movement. Twenty-three years ago, parents, teachers, and state and local leaders joined together to launch a new kind of public school – a chart... More
  • 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