ROKITA BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

Mar 27, 2017 Issues: Education

ROKITA BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

PART OF RED TAPE ROLLBACK INITIATIVE TO UNDO HARMFUL REGULATIONS

                     

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Todd Rokita, Chairman of the K-12 Education Subcommittee, issued the following statement after President Trump signed a resolution to rescind the Obama administration’s final regulation implementing accountability provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Rokita introduced this resolution in the House of Representatives as part of his Red Tape Rollback initiative.  The resolution passed the House on February 7 by a vote of 234 to 190.

 “The Obama-era accountability rule disregarded Congressional intent and would have taken authority away from local school corporations and given it back to Washington. This law signed by the President today undoes that rule, making sure that local education leaders have the ability and flexibility to craft plans for their schools that address the unique needs of their students. The previous Washington-knows-best approach to education has officially ended, and I am proud of our work here to ensure that our nation’s education system is working for students, not federal bureaucrats.”

You can watch Congressman Rokita discussing his resolution at the February 7 House Republican Leadership Press Conference HERE.

Similar efforts to fight government overreach and bureaucracy are highlighted in the Red Tape Rollback Reports.  These reports feature victories by Rep. Rokita’s office against burdensome regulations on behalf of Hoosier workers and businesses.  To date, the program has achieved over 65 victories against harmful government overreach.

BACKGROUND: On November 29, 2016, the Department of Education released its final regulations on accountability, state plans, and report cards under ESSA, which says states must fulfill new requirements not included in the law

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