• Ending the Cycle of Poverty
    Feb 4, 2016  - Life changing – that’s how Denisha Merriweather described the impact of school choice on her life. Denisha shared her personal story yesterday at a hearing where members discussed the many ways school choice helps students escape underperforming schools and access a quality education. Because Denish... More
  • Witness Credits School Choice with Ending Her Family’s Cycle of Poverty
    Feb 3, 2016  - Denisha Merriweather, graduate student at the University of South Florida, testifies before members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing on the role school choice plays in em... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on "Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School Choice"
    Feb 3, 2016  - This committee’s work to improve K-12 education has always been guided by the belief that every child – regardless of where they come from or how much money their parents make – should receive an excellent education. Unfortunately, some schools are failing to provide students that opportunity. Too m... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** NEXT WEEK: Protecting Access to Retirement Advice and Examining School Choice Efforts
    Jan 29, 2016  - The House Committee Education and the Workforce next week will consider legislation to strengthen the retirement security of working Americans and hold a hearing to examine school choice efforts at the state and local levels. On Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee, chaired by Rep. ... More
  • Extending the Promise of #SchoolChoice
    Jan 28, 2016  - This week marks the 5th annual National School Choice Week, a time for students, parents, teachers, local leaders, and policymakers to celebrate how school choice is paving the way toward a brighter future for millions of students. The numbers speak for themselves: 100,000 students graduate from hom... More
  • We've Got Work to Do - Part 2
    Jan 15, 2016  - President Obama spent a lot of time shoring up his legacy during his State of the Union address, which helps explain why he reiterated numerous calls for more programs, more spending, and more government to address the challenges facing the American people. Near the top of the president’s outstandin... More
  • Reading #ESSA Right
    Jan 12, 2016  - After decades of a flawed, top-down approach to education, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ends the era of federal overreach and restores control of education to its rightful stewards: parents, teachers, and state and local leaders. Signed into law last month, ESSA has been lauded as “the larg... More
  • President Signs Bill to Reform K-12 Education
    Dec 10, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), along with Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), released the following statements after... More
  • Kline Applauds Senate Passage of K-12 Education Bill
    Dec 9, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after the Senate passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill to replace No Child Left Behind and improve K-12 education: Senators Murray and Alexander are to be commended for their leadership on a vit... More
  • Parents, Teachers, State and Local Leaders Praise Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act
    Dec 3, 2015  - Yesterday the House passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, taking an important step toward replacing No Child Left Behind and improving K-12 education. The bicameral bill (S. 1177), which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support: Significantly shift(s) authority over the nation’s 100,000 public s... More