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“This bill is a win for our nation’s children and will revolutionize how we educate the next generation,” reads a statement from Rep. Todd Rokita, Indiana, who chairs the subcommittee on early childhood, elementary and secondary education. “It empowers states and ends federally-mandated, unproductive, high stakes testing, the core of ‘No Child Left Behind.’ I am proud to have led this bill out of the subcommittee and onto the President’s desk.”
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-4th, was among the chief sponsors and negotiators for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which became known as the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The WSJ’s Opinion page ran a piece entitled “No Child Left Behind’s Successor: Congress rewrites the Bush-era law by giving more power to states.”
“I’m so pleased at the turnout,” Rokita said. “A hundred people or so are here — professionals all, and we’re getting a lot of good information already.”
Indy Politics talks to 4th CD Congressman Todd Rokita about school safety and how the federal government can work with local school districts to keep children safe.
The Obama administration opposes the bill, which was introduced in the House by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.).
Rokita was the special guest speaker at the event which he said had a specific message he wanted to deliver.
Congressman Todd Rokita from Indiana was the keynote speaker. He delivered greetings from the new Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. He touched on House Resolution 5, the bill that reauthorizes and reforms the “No Child Left Behind” law by removing some of the provisions that were not working.
I think we need to invest some money in smarter ways of keeping kids safe inside those buildings,” said Rokita. “And you’ll see action from me in the next couple weeks and months holding hearings and meetings across Indiana and in the capital city about ways that we can use technology to keep our kids safe in schools.”
"We are writing to express our concerns regarding the need to ensure the integrity of the upcoming November 1 elections in Turkey and the process surrounding these elections," the lawmakers said in a joint letter. The letter was spearheaded by Congressmen Todd Rokita and Alan Lowenthal.