Feb 25, 2015

It’s Education Week in the House

House Republicans remain committed to passing reforms so that Washington works for the people again, and this week we’re continuing to keep opportunity and success at the center of our agenda.

Everyone knows we need to reform our education system to increase opportunity for all. And with the federal government’s involvement in education at an all-time high, we know more government is not the answer. Forcing states to adopt top-down regulatory policies won’t close the achievement gap in that exists in America.

The statistics are staggering: one out of every five students drops out of high school, and those that do graduate lack the knowledge and skills to pursue post-secondary education or compete in a globalized job-market.

The Student Success Act (H.R. 5)authored by Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (MN-02) and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-04), puts students first, restoring local control over decisions in the classroom, empowering parents and education leaders, and promoting existing school choice opportunities. It also reins in the Secretary of Education’s regulatory authority, and replaces antiquated and ineffective programs with a Local Academic Flexible Grant.

Republicans believe each and every child in America deserves equal opportunity and access to a quality education. This bill gets our children on the track to success.

Check out this infographic, that demonstrates just how H.R. 5 will improve education for America’s children:

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