• Kline Statement: Debate on H.R. 4901, the SOAR Reauthorization Act
    Apr 29, 2016  - I rise today in strong support of the SOAR Reauthorization Act, which will renew our vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia. In passing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, we took important steps to support and encourage greater school choice for students and the... More
  • Rokita Statement: S. 1177, Conference Report to Replace No Child Left Behind
    Dec 2, 2015  - I rise today to express my strong support for the Every Student Succeeds Act. As my role as Subcommittee Chairman of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, I’ve personally visited dozens of schools and talked to parents, teachers, students, and local education leaders. No Child Left B... More
  • Kline Statement: S. 1177, Conference Report to Replace No Child Left Behind
    Dec 2, 2015  - After years of congressional delay and executive overreach, Congress is finally replacing No Child Left Behind. But more importantly, we are replacing the old approach to education with a new approach that will help every child in every school receive an excellent education. For more than a decade, ... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 5, the Student Success Act
    Feb 25, 2015  - This week, we have an opportunity to advance bold reforms that will strengthen K-12 education for children across America. A great education can be the great equalizer, it can open doors to unlimited possibilities and provide students the tools they need to succeed in life. Every child in every scho... More
  • Rokita Statement: H.R 5, the Student Success Act
    Feb 25, 2015  - Every student deserves an effective teacher, an engaging classroom, and a quality education that paves the path for a bright and prosperous future. Unfortunately, despite the best of intentions, the nation’s current K-12 education law has failed to provide students this fundamental right. In fact, t... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
    May 8, 2014  - For many children and their parents, charter schools are a beacon of hope for a better education – and a better life. The schools are extraordinarily in demand; waitlists for charter schools have grown steadily in recent years, with more than one million students’ names on waitlists for the 2013-201... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 2218, the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
    Sep 8, 2011  - The Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act is a key component of our efforts to reform the nation’s education system and ensure more students have access to a quality learning experience. I join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, who have been strong proponents of charter scho... More