Bucshon: Our Students Deserve Better
Washington, DC, July 19, 2013
On Friday, the House passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, a bill that reduces federal overreach into K-12 education while empowering local communities to fix our broken education system based on the needs of their students. H.R. 5 would replace the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind, which has been due for reauthorization since 2007.
Representative Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 5.
“The one-size fits all approach and expanded federal role of our current system is not effectively serving our students and they deserve better. The Student Success Act corrects this problem by allowing states the freedom and flexibility to provide a better education tailored to the needs of all their students. This bill reduces the federal footprint in our schools and restores control to state and local communities where education decisions should be made. We also ensure that parents and school leaders are able to make decisions on what is best for their students, not the federal government. As a father of four, it is very important to me that we provide the best educational opportunities for our children regardless of where they live or their socioeconomic status. The Student Success Act is a step in the right direction.”