Fiscally responsible reforms for students, workers and retirees.
Enacted in 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act reformed programs authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the principal federal law impacting K-12 education. The most comprehensive education reform overhaul ever enacted, NCLB represents the first real, bipartisan effort to bring true accountability and flexibility to federal education programs. It reflects four essential pillars of education reform: accountability, flexibility and local control, funding for what works, and expanded parental options.
Reforms to the federal elementary and secondary education law are overdue, and congressional Republicans will work hard to pursue meaningful changes in the 111th Congress. They will press Congress and the Administration to continue making fiscally responsible reforms to improve student achievement and close the achievement gaps that have persisted for decades between disadvantaged students and their peers. Republicans will work to ensure that when it comes to a child’s education, decisions are left to those who know best how to make them: parents, local school districts, and states.
Kline Statement on DC Scholarship Program (May 19, 2010)
Kline Op-Ed in Education Week:
The President’s Teachable Moment (September 10, 2009)
H.R. 4247, the Keeping All Students Safe Act (March 3, 2010)
Republican Principles for Ensuring Student Success in the 21st Century (February 25, 2010)
Oppose Democrats’ Effort to Nationalize School Construction (May 14, 2009)
McKeon Statement on H.R. 3195, the ADA Amendments Act (June 25, 2008)
Platts Statement: Hearing on Ensuring Student Cyber Security (June 24, 2010)