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  • No, Congress Isn't About to Mandate Common Core
    Feb 27, 2015  - Republican efforts to replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB) were dealt an unexpected setback Friday, when a long-anticipated vote on HR5, dubbed the Student Success Act, was delayed unexpectedly after initial expectations of passing easily. Surprisingly, one contributing factor to the bill’s delay ap... More
  • Here’s the Right Way for Conservatives to Start Fixing No Child Left Behind
    Feb 26, 2015  - On Friday, the U.S. House will vote on the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The bill would revamp the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act (formally known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act). It’s a promising bill and one that deserves the enthusiastic support of conservatives. The Student Suc... More
  • Reduce the Federal Footprint in America's Classrooms
    Feb 26, 2015  - The current K-12 education system is failing our students, and state and local attempts to make it better have been hampered by an enormous federal footprint. Parents and education leaders have lost much of their decision-making authority to Washington bureaucrats, and the Secretary of Education ha... More
  • Restore the Rule of Law to Education
    Feb 25, 2015  - This week the House of Representatives will consider a replacement for the obsolete No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. NCLB was passed in 2001 by a large, bipartisan majority — but to get that majority, the Bush administration had to make compromises that transformed its modest yet firm vision for th... More
  • Why Americans need a new education law
    Feb 24, 2015  - Our country faces tough challenges: a slow economy, stagnant wages, and a weak job market. With the right set of bold reforms, our nation can once again be a land of opportunity and prosperity for every American who seeks it. Toward that end, this week the House of Representatives will consider the... More
  • The conservative case for H.R. 5
    Feb 24, 2015  - The Club for Growth is right about a bunch of issues, but they’re wrong about the pending House bill to replace No Child Left Behind with something far better. H.R. 5 (the “Student Success Act”), slated for floor action a few days hence, would, if enacted, be the most conservative federal education... More
  • ICYMI: Protecting Retirement. A Quick Guide to a Bipartisan Victory
    Dec 23, 2014  - “Bipartisan” has largely become a phase used to describe ancient history. Yet the Republicans and Democrats on the House Committee on Education & the Workforce just negotiated complex compromise legislation that affects the basic rights of retirees—and last week it became law as part of the Cromnibu... More
  • ICYMI: Pension Reform Benefits Businesses, Workers and Retirees
    Dec 19, 2014  - There are nearly 11 million workers and retirees across America, including more than 165,000 Minnesotans, who rely on the little known but economically vital multiemployer pension system. Nationwide, this system has an economic impact of approximately $38 billion — with more than $375 million in be... More
  • What They're Saying: Business and Union Leaders Support Bipartisan Agreement to Reform Multiemployer Pensions
    Dec 11, 2014  - Letters of support are pouring in for the bipartisan agreement to reform multiemployer pensions. Released by House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member George Miller (D-CA), the proposal includes reforms to provide trustees with new tools to save troubled plans, ... More
  • What They’re Saying: Child Care Stakeholders Support Bipartisan Bill to Help Working Families
    Sep 15, 2014  - Child care and community leaders are voicing support for the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help low-income families access child care while a parent pursues an education or job-training. “This bill will provide important reforms that will directly addres... More