Kline and Hunter Statement Following White House Meeting on Education Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. | March 10, 2011 -
U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) issued the following joint statement after meeting at the White House with education policy makers:
"We appreciate the opportunity to discuss with President Obama and our Senate counterparts the challenges facing America’s classrooms. Although we have our different approaches, everyone agrees current law is broken and in need of repair. The status quo is failing both students and taxpayers; it is time we reconsidered the role of the federal government in our schools. As we work to develop reforms that focus on what’s best for students, parents, teachers, and communities, we are engaging our colleagues on both sides of the aisle and listening to the concerns of state and local education leaders. For the sake of our children's future and the strength of the American workforce, we must take the time necessary to get this right."