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VIDEO: Kline Announces New Legislation, Shares Vision for K-12 Reform

In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute this morning, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) announced two new pieces of legislation that represent the next chapter in House Republican efforts to reform K-12 education.

The bills will encourage greater state and local control, support effective teachers in the classroom, and enhance flexibility. Chairman Kline has heralded the policies included in the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990) as a necessary step forward in the shared goal of improving education for America’s students.

Watch Chairman Kline’s remarks and a brief Q&A session on the proposals below:

         


“What we’re trying to do is make sure our kids have the best chance to succeed [and] get the best education possible; involve parents more [by] giving them more options, more choices, more say, [and] more input; more involvement and control at the local level; and a much smaller federal footprint. That’s what we think we’ve done in this legislation.”

For more information on the Student Success Act, or to read a bill summary or fact sheet, visit www.edworkforce.house.gov. Additional resources on the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act, including a bill summary and fact sheet, are also available on the website.