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Republican GA 12

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  • Every Student Succeeds Act is Now Law

    by Representative Rick W. Allen

    Posted on 2015-12-10

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    ALLEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, I applaud the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

    This legislation passed the House and the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law today by the President. Education is not a partisan issue. At a time of political gridlock, I am proud to see both bodies and both parties come together to improve our education system.

    The Every Student Succeeds Act repeals No Child Left Behind, gets rid of 49 wasteful and ineffective programs, and eliminates the Secretary of Education's coercion of States into adopting Common Core standards.

    Most importantly, this legislation gets Washington out of our local classrooms and it restores control back to the school districts, teachers, and parents. These are the folks who know what our children need to succeed, not bureaucrats who are thousands of miles away.

    As the son of two educators, I know that the future of Georgia's 12th District education system belongs in Georgia, not in Washington. As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I am proud to see the Every Student Succeeds Act as the law of the land.


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