LABRADOR VOTES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS ACTFriday July 19, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) voted today for a landmark education reform bill, The Student Success Act, which will empower parents, teachers, and local communities to fix our broken education system.
“I am proud to support this legislation that will restore federalist principles by eliminating the one-size-fits-all federal mandates established by No Child Left Behind,” said Rep. Labrador. “By granting states and local school districts autonomy when it comes to using federal resources, this bill will encourage innovation in our schools and greater achievement among our students.”
The Student Success Act - which replaces No Child Left Behind - eliminates the “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) metric, replacing it with state-determined accountability systems; repeals the antiquated “Highly Qualified Teacher” requirements, replacing it with new directives that allow states and school districts to develop their own teacher development requirements; eliminates the Secretary of Education’s ability to coerce states to adopt the Common Core or other common standards or assessments; and promotes the expansion of charter and magnet schools. To learn more about the bill, click here.