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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up the Student Success Act
H.R. 5 will revamp the nation’s K-12 education law

On Wednesday, June 19 at 9:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind, has been due for reauthorization since 2007. Despite its best intentions, there is widespread agreement that the current law is no longer effectively serving students. Instead of working with Congress to rewrite the law, the Obama administration has imposed a complicated and temporary waiver scheme that exchanges a few of the No Child Left Behind’s most onerous mandates for new requirements dictated by the Department of Education.

To change course, Chairman Kline and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) introduced the Student Success Act. The legislation will eliminate wasteful and duplicative federal programs and grant states and local school districts the freedom to direct federal resources to the programs that best serve their student populations. Additionally, instead of focusing on a teacher’s credentials, H.R. 5 will ensure states and districts are able to identify, recruit, and retain the teachers who have the most talent for improving student achievement. Finally, the legislation will rein in the administration’s executive overreach, reduce federal mandates and red tape, and restore local control over the classroom.

To learn more about the Student Success Act, click here.

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