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  • Restoring Local Control Over Education

    by Representative Joe Wilson

    Posted on 2015-01-28

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    WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, the quality of our children's education is too important to rely on a one-size-fits-all approach.

    I have introduced the Local Control of Education Act to return control of education to the States by prohibiting the Federal Government from using grants or waivers to coerce States into adopting the Common Core State Standards. I am grateful to work with Senator David Vitter of Louisiana on these efforts with companion legislation.

    South Carolina-elected school board members and administrators, such as Lexington District Two Superintendent Venus Holland, working together with teachers and parents--such as Kathy Maness of the Palmetto State Teachers Association--are best suited to promote our State's education system. I have full faith in State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, who is continuing the effort for education excellence as supported by her predecessor, Dr. Mick Zais.

    In conclusion, God bless our troops, and may the President by his actions never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.


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