Rokita: Student Success Act Will Pave a New Way Forward for Our Schools
WASHINGTON, D.C. | June 18, 2013 -
Tomorrow the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will mark up the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation to improve our nation’s K-12 education system. In a new video, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) discusses the need for reform and highlights key principles behind the legislation:
It’s time for a different approach, one that puts control back in the hands of the parents, teachers, administrators, and leaders who know our students best... By enacting this commonsense framework, we can tackle the challenges facing our schools and ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed.
Despite good intentions, there is widespread agreement current elementary and secondary education law, known as No Child Left Behind, is no longer effectively serving students. Recognizing lasting reforms are vital to the future prosperity of our children, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Rep. Rokita introduced the Student Success Act. The legislation will rewrite K-12 education law and provide state and local leaders the flexibility necessary to innovate in the classroom and raise student achievement.