• Rep. Roe: Restoring Local Control to K-12 Education
    Dec 2, 2015  - Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN): Restoring Local Control to K-12 Education Since I was sworn in to Congress in 2009, I've proudly served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. A former mayor, I am keenly aware of the importance of our educators and school administrators. They shape the f... 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
  • 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
  • “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
  • ICYMI: School officials fear a federal policy takeover
    May 24, 2012  - This week, the administration announced another version of the stimulus-era Race to the Top program, this time geared toward individual school districts. The new program is expected to cost taxpayers $400 million, and requires local school districts to adopt sweeping Department of Education mandate... More
  • Kline Questions Duncan Waivers Proposal
    Jun 24, 2011  - On Thursday, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan requesting additional information about the depar... More