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  • Restoring Local Control of K-12 Education
    Dec 1, 2015  - Under No Child Left Behind, federal bureaucrats exercise decision-making power that once rested with states and school districts. Today, Washington controls how states hold schools accountable, how schools hire classroom teachers, and how school districts spend taxpayer dollars. States looking for r... More
  • Reducing the Federal Bureaucracy
    Dec 1, 2015  - Washington’s role in education is at an all-time high. Today, the Department of Education: Operates more than 80 programs tied to the nation’s classrooms – the majority of which are ineffective, duplicative, and unnecessary; Controls how states and school districts gauge student achievement, improve... More
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): Replace NCLB to Improve Education, Empower Parents
    Dec 1, 2015  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): Replace No Child Left Behind to Improve Education, Empower Parents As a child, my family’s home didn’t have electricity or running water. My parents, while dedicated and hardworking, were poor with little formal education. Fortunately, I was pushed by the right people – t... More
  • Ready to Rein in the Education Secretary
    Dec 1, 2015  - For almost five years, the Obama administration has set federal education policy through a controversial and convoluted conditional waiver scheme – allowing the secretary of education to impose a backdoor education agenda on states and school districts that includes Common Core, teacher evaluations ... More
  • WSJ: No Child Left Behind’s Successor
    Nov 30, 2015  - After nearly a year of legislative work, Congress is poised to replace No Child Left Behind and improve K-12 education. Both the House and Senate passed separate proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act this summer, and now a bicameral conference committee has put forward... More
  • Prohibiting Federal Involvement in Common Core
    Nov 30, 2015  - Common Core. When it comes to education, perhaps no two words are more controversial. What began as a state-led effort to raise student achievement, has now prompted an open revolt against federal intrusion into the nation’s schools. The administration’s controversial waiver scheme and Race to the T... More
  • Advancing Republican Principles: K-12 Education Reform
    Nov 30, 2015  - No Child Left Behind was based on good intentions, but it was also based on the flawed premise that Washington knows best what students need to excel in school. The law led to the greatest federal intrusion into K-12 classrooms and failed to provide students the quality education they need to succe... More
  • House, Senate Education Committees Release Final Proposal to Replace NCLB
    Nov 30, 2015  - Today bipartisan leaders on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions released the final legislative text for improving K-12 education and replacing No Child Left Behind. The final bill is being released after legislative pr... More
  • WSJ Editorial: No Child Left Behind’s Successor
    Nov 30, 2015  - Conservative reformers have had major successes, notably on welfare in 1996. But when a reform doesn’t turn out as hoped, they need to adapt. A case in point is No Child Left Behind, which the GOP Congress is now preparing to leave behind. This week the House plans to debate the Elementary and Seco... More
  • “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