Student Success Act: Empowering Parents and Education Leaders to Hold Schools Accountable
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2015
The involvement of parents and education leaders is vital to ensuring every student in every school receives an excellent education. Yet, under the current law, states and school districts are bound by what Washington wants, not by what parents and education leaders know their children need.
While federal efforts to improve education have been well intentioned, they have hampered innovation and local school improvement efforts, and denied parents and children opportunities to escape underperforming or failing schools.
Active, engaged, and informed parents and education leaders play a critical role in ensuring every child, regardless of a family’s background, income, or zip code, has access to a high-quality education. The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) encourages state and local reform efforts and empowers parents and education leaders to hold their schools accountable for effectively teaching their students.
H.R. 5 – STUDENT SUCCESS ACT:
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