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Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Helping Students Succeed Through the Power of School Choice”
Feb 2, 2017 -
In recent years, this subcommittee has helped advance positive, legislative solutions for America’s students and families. At the center of those efforts has always been the desire to make sure every child has the opportunity to receive an excellent education. That’s a mantra we repeat often around ...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Supplanting the Law and Local Education Authority Through Regulatory Fiat"
Sep 21, 2016 -
When the committee last met to discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act, we heard concerns from state and local education leaders that the administration is not implementing the law in a way that respects its letter and intent. Since that time, the Department of Education has released a regulatory pro...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Next Steps in K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act”
Jun 23, 2016 -
Welcome back, Secretary King, and thank you for joining us. When we last met, the process for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act was just getting underway. We had a healthy discussion about the bipartisan reforms Congress passed and the president signed into law. Those reforms are designed ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Strengthening Education Research and Privacy Protections to Better Serve Students”
Mar 22, 2016 -
Education research has long played an important role in our nation’s classrooms. States and school districts use research to identify teaching and learning strategies that improve classroom instruction and those that don’t. Education research also provides parents, teachers, school leaders, and poli...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Upholding the Letter and Intent of the Every Student Succeeds Act"
Feb 25, 2016 -
Replacing No Child Left Behind was a significant achievement that was desperately needed and long overdue. The law represented the largest expansion of federal control over K-12 schools, and it was based on the flawed premise that Washington knows best what students need in the classroom. The federa...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education”
Feb 24, 2016 -
I want to extend a warm welcome to Acting Secretary of Education John King, who is with us to discuss the policies and priorities of the Department of Education. Dr. King has been at the helm of the department since January and was recently nominated by the president to serve as the next secretary o...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control"
Feb 10, 2016 -
After years of flawed policies and federal intrusions into the nation’s classrooms, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act based on the principle that responsibility of K-12 education must be returned to state and local leaders. The new law repeals onerous federal requirements and ensures im...