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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Education Reform: ‘A Rollback Of Federal Power’
After ‘Long And Arduous’ Path, The ‘Largest Devolution Of Federal Control To The States In A Quarter-Century’
‘This Is A Law That Everybody Knows Needs Fixing’
SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN): “The real winners today are 100,000 public schools which are attended by 50 million children, where three and a half million teachers work and are eager for us to bring some certainty to federal education policy.”(Sen. Alexander, Congressional Record, S.8237-8, 12/1/2015)
ALEXANDER: “This is a law that everybody knows needs fixing. ... Governors, teachers, superintendents, Republicans and Democrats, wanted us to do this, and we’ve done it so far. There’s not only consensus on the need to fix it, but we have now shown today that in the House and Senate of the United States, there is consensus on how to fix it. And that means we’ll keep the important measures of student achievement, but we will restore to states, communities and classroom teachers the responsibility with what to do about the results of the tests.”(Sen. Alexander, Congressional Record, S.8237-8, 12/1/2015)
SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA):“I am very proud of the bipartisan work we have done on the Senate floor—debating amendments, taking votes, and making this good bill even better. ... [I]t is a good, strong step in the right direction.”(Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.5138, 7/16/2015)
MURRAY: “Mr. President, we are all in agreement that Congress absolutely needs to work together to finally fix the broken No Child Left Behind law for our students, our teachers, our parents, and the communities in my home State of Washington and across the country. ... As the Presiding Officer heard from our chairman, Senator Alexander, since February of this year, he and I have worked together on a bipartisan education bill that would remove the harmful one-size-fits-all mandates of No Child Left Behind…” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.8031, 11/18/2015)
‘Broadly, The Bill Marks A Rollback Of Federal Power’
“Since NCLB was signed by President George W. Bush in early 2002, the federal government has played a major role in telling states how to run — and reform — their schools. But this new bill signals a sea change in the federal approach.”(“House Set To Vote On Education Overhaul," NPR, 12/2/2015)
“It also would erase a second accountability system the Obama administration instituted in which [Secretary of Education Arne] Duncan granted waivers to 43 states and the District of Columbia excusing them from the demands of No Child Left Behind in exchange for adopting the administration’s preferred policies. Those waivers would be void by August under the bill.”(“House Leaves ‘No Child’ Education Law Behind,” The Washington Post, 12/2/2015)
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