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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Parents: A Student's Greatest Advocate
    Jul 17, 2013  - Studies show parental involvement is a significant factor in determining a child’s success in the classroom. But instead of recognizing this important role, existing federal policies have made schools more accountable to Washington bureaucrats than parents and local communities. In addition, layers ... More
  • Trusting State and Local Education Leaders
    Jul 10, 2013  - No one understands the needs of students better than the parents, teachers, and school administrators who spend time with them every day. Yet current law assumes Washington knows best, mandating one-size-fits-all accountability requirements that restrict states’ ability to effectively evaluate and i... More
  • Kids Deserve Great Teachers in the Classroom
    Jul 3, 2013  - For more than a decade, federal K-12 education law has relied upon strict requirements to determine “highly qualified” teachers. These requirements focus solely on credentials and diplomas, and ignore an educator’s ability to actually teach and raise student achievement levels. Our children deserve ... More
  • A Better Approach to K-12 Education
    Jun 27, 2013  - Decades of growing federal intrusion in America’s elementary and secondary schools has failed to significantly improve student achievement. Nearly half of our elementary school children are below grade level in reading and math, and far too many high school students graduate without the skills they ... More
  • Shrinking Washington's Role in Our Schools
    Jun 26, 2013  - America’s education system faces serious challenges, and the federal law governing K-12 classrooms is overdue for reform. But instead of working with Congress to rewrite the law, the Obama administration is using conditional waivers and pet grant programs to compel states to adopt the president’s pr... More
  • Myth vs. Fact: The Student Success Act
    Jun 19, 2013  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce is marking up the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation to rewrite the nation’s K-12 education law. Despite critics’ best attempts to dismiss this responsible proposal, committee Republicans know H.R. 5 is an important step forward for students,... More
  • Getting Politicians out of the Business of Setting Student Loan Interest Rate
    May 14, 2013  - Unless a long-term solution is enacted, millions of student loan borrowers will see their interest rates double on July 1, 2013. To prevent this interest rate cliff, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training ... More
  • Headlines Highlight Republican Effort to Provide Working Families More Flexibility
    May 10, 2013  - This week the House of Representatives approved this week the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), a commonsense proposal that will help more Americans balance family and work. This legislation will allow private-sector employers to offer workers the choice to accrue paid time off o... More
  • What They're Saying: Employers Support Enhanced Workplace Flexibility
    May 8, 2013  - Organizations representing the nation’s job creators are voicing support for the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), legislation that would allow private-sector employers to offer employees the option of accruing paid time off or ‘comp time' for overtime hours worked. As detailed i... More
  • Myth vs. Fact: The Working Families Flexibility Act
    May 8, 2013  - The House will consider today the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), this commonsense proposal will help Americans balance family and work by allowing private-sector workers to choose to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ for working overtime... More
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