Congressman Jim Bridenstine

Representing the 1st District of Oklahoma
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Congressman Jim Bridenstine Applauds Education Reform

Jul 19, 2013
Press Release
Washington, DC, July 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Today the House took a significant step toward removing the federal government from the class room.  The Student Success Act of 2013 will reauthorize and reform the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act that has not been reformed since the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act.

Bridenstine said, “This much needed legislation returns control to states and local school boards and parents who are better suited to know the educational needs of our children. 

“It allows states to share best practices while eliminating many of the one-size-fits-all dictates from the federal government that have been so objectionable over the past 12 years since the last education reform.  The bill will limit the coercive power of the Administration and the U.S. Department of Education to force states to accept programs like Common Core in order to compete for federal funds.”

 

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