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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Kline to Discuss Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute

On Thursday, February 9 at 8:30 a.m., U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) will speak at the American Enterprise Institute about committee efforts to reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.

When No Child Left Behind was signed into law ten years ago, it fundamentally altered K-12 education in America with its spotlight on the performance of individual schools and students. However, there is widespread agreement that some areas of the law have failed to bring about improvement in the nation’s classrooms.

Chairman Kline recently released two pieces of draft reform legislation designed to chart a new way forward in elementary and secondary education. At Thursday’s event, Chairman Kline will discuss how the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act will enhance school accountability, improve flexibility, and support more effective teachers in the classroom.

To watch Chairman Kline speak live at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, visit www.aei.org or click here. To learn more about the committee’s efforts to reform K-12 education, or to read draft summaries of the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act, visit www.edworkforce.house.gov.  

 

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