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  • Ending the Cycle of Poverty
    Feb 4, 2016  - Life changing – that’s how Denisha Merriweather described the impact of school choice on her life. Denisha shared her personal story yesterday at a hearing where members discussed the many ways school choice helps students escape underperforming schools and access a quality education. Because Denish... More
  • Getting It Right
    Feb 1, 2016  - Protecting the retirement security of hardworking Americans is an important bipartisan priority. This week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce will consider a bipartisan legislative solution that will do just that. This effort stands in stark contrast to the extreme, partisan approach unde... More
  • Extending the Promise of #SchoolChoice
    Jan 28, 2016  - This week marks the 5th annual National School Choice Week, a time for students, parents, teachers, local leaders, and policymakers to celebrate how school choice is paving the way toward a brighter future for millions of students. The numbers speak for themselves: 100,000 students graduate from hom... More
  • We've Got Work to Do - Part 2
    Jan 15, 2016  - President Obama spent a lot of time shoring up his legacy during his State of the Union address, which helps explain why he reiterated numerous calls for more programs, more spending, and more government to address the challenges facing the American people. Near the top of the president’s outstandin... More
  • We’ve Got Work to Do
    Jan 13, 2016  - In his State of the Union address, President Obama was quick to tout his economic record and suggest those who raise concerns with the status of the economy are “peddling fiction.” It’s true that we’ve made progress in recent years, but it’s also important to remember that we’re not out of the woods... More
  • Reading #ESSA Right
    Jan 12, 2016  - After decades of a flawed, top-down approach to education, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ends the era of federal overreach and restores control of education to its rightful stewards: parents, teachers, and state and local leaders. Signed into law last month, ESSA has been lauded as “the larg... More
  • Promoting Americans' Health Care Priorities
    Jan 6, 2016  - The House will vote today on a bill to dismantle ObamaCare, continuing an effort to roll back the flawed health care law that is wreaking havoc on working families, small business owners, and students. Rather than help Americans receive the care they want and need, ObamaCare has led to: Higher costs... More
  • Parents, Teachers, State and Local Leaders Praise Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act
    Dec 3, 2015  - Yesterday the House passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, taking an important step toward replacing No Child Left Behind and improving K-12 education. The bicameral bill (S. 1177), which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support: Significantly shift(s) authority over the nation’s 100,000 public s... More
  • Bicameral #ESEA Proposal: What They’re Saying
    Dec 2, 2015  - After years of executive overreach and congressional inaction, the House is considering today a proposal that would replace No Child Left Behind and rein in the federal government’s ability to intervene in K-12 education. As news reports highlight, the bicameral legislation, known as the Every Stude... More
  • Read the Bill: #ESEA Proposal Ends Federal Common Core Coercion
    Dec 2, 2015  - After decades of federal intrusion into the nation’s schools, it’s no surprise the congressional effort to replace No Child Left Behind has been met with some myths and misinformation about how a new education law will affect students, parents, and teachers. In particular, many have voiced concerns ... More