Thursday, February 18, 2016
House Education Committee Warns Feds Re New ESEA #ESEA
The Committee on Education and the Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives held an oversight hearing on February 10th, concerning the newly revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The law, formerly known as No Child Left Behind, and currently sometimes referred to as the Every Child Succeeds Act, is apparently high on the committee's list of priorities. The committee seems to be very critical of the Department of Education.
“The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act puts states and school districts back in charge of education, and includes more than 50 pages of provisions to keep the Department of Education in check,” Committee Chairman Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) said. “Moving forward, it’s our collective responsibility to hold the Department of Education accountable for how it implements the law. Congress promised to restore state and local control over K-12 education, and now it’s our job to ensure that promise is kept.”
You can read the Committee's press release here. Video of the hearing is available below: