The Chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee just issued a press release on the regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act. He blasted U.S. Secretary of Education John King and said he needs to be stopped! We can all agree on this one Rep. Kline! But here’s the deal: these proposed regulations have been out since the end of May. It is now the last day of August. Coming out with press releases is good, but you need to have the entire Congress get together for an immediate hearing and strip King of his power.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Press Office|
|August 31, 2016||(202) 226-9440|
|WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement today regarding the Department of Education’s unprecedented and unlawful “supplement, not supplant” regulatory proposal:The Department of Education is threatening to unilaterally impose a multi-billion dollar regulatory tax on our nation’s schools. This punitive policy will unleash havoc on schools and their students at a time when education leaders should be focused on helping children succeed in the classroom. America’s poorest neighborhoods will be hit the hardest as communities are forced to relocate teachers, raise taxes, or both. Any supposed “flexibility” is really a limited set of bad choices dictated by the secretary of education. This is not at all what Congress intended, and those who helped enact this law cannot honestly believe differently.
What the secretary is proposing is unprecedented and unlawful. The only way to make this right is to scrap this convoluted regulatory scheme immediately. Members of Congress came together to pass bipartisan reforms that are designed to help every child receive an excellent education, and we will not allow this administration to undermine these reforms with its own extreme, partisan agenda.
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