WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 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 better.
The House Education and the Workforce Committee is advancing the Student Success Act
, legislation that will rewrite federal K-12 law and remove barriers that prevent states and school districts from recruiting, retaining, and promoting the most talented teachers. Take a look at the fact sheet below to learn how the Student Success Act
will support more effective teachers
in our schools:
“In order to succeed in school and in life, kids need the brightest teachers in the classroom,” Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) said in a video earlier this week. “The Student Success Act will help make this important goal a reality.”
To learn more about the Student Success Act, visit edworkforce.house.gov/StudentSuccessAct.
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