Chairman Kline Unveils GOP Vision to Fix No Child Left Behind

Video

Post-Event Summary
Thursday morning at AEI, U.S. Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.) explained his new education bills, which seek to bring more local control, more parent involvement and less federal intrusion to the nation's schools. Kline, chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, authored the bills in an attempt to reauthorize the widely unpopular No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. He described how the bills will give states the authority to define their own accountability systems, eliminate a highly contested provision of NCLB that dictates teacher eligibility, and offer states more flexibility to spend their federal dollars. He also assured audience member and Idaho state superintendent Tom Luna that under his bills, Washington would not dictate which standards -- such as the Common Core standards -- states must adopt. Notably, Chairman Kline's remarks come just before President Obama announces the 10 states that have been granted NCLB waivers, through which the administration is allowing states to circumvent the act's consequences. He noted that the waivers were simply a way for the president and secretary of education to get what they want.

Event Description
In recent years, we have seen a lot of hype around the need to reauthorize No Child Left Behind and to tackle its more troubling provisions. Last year, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed a bill that overhauled the law while retaining a substantial federal role. Now the Republican House is planning to introduce the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act, which call for a dramatically curtailed federal role while retaining NCLB's requirements that states annually assess and report on the performance of all students and of various demographic subgroups. Join us to hear U.S. Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, discuss the bills and take questions about them prior to their introduction in the U.S. House.

 

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine
About the Author

 

Frederick M.
Hess

What's new on AEI

Making Ryan's tax plan smarter
image The teacher evaluation confronts the future
image How to reform the US immigration system
image Inversion hysteria
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 01
    MON
  • 02
    TUE
  • 03
    WED
  • 04
    THU
  • 05
    FRI
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
From anarchy to Augustus: Lessons on dealing with disorder, from Rome’s first emperor

We invite you to join us for two panel discussions on how Augustus created order from chaos 2,000 years ago, and what makes for durable domestic and international political systems in the 21st century.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Multiple choice: Expanding opportunity through innovation in K–12 education

Please join us for a book launch event and panel discussion about how a marketplace of education options can help today's students succeed in tomorrow's economy. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book.

Thursday, September 04, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
How conservatives can save the safety net

Please join us for a luncheon event in which our panel will discuss what conservatives can learn from how liberals talk and think about the safety net and where free-market economics, federalism, and social responsibility intersect to lift people out of poverty.

No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled today.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.