U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee issued the following statement today after the Republican majority on the committee introduced a bill to eliminate over 40 education programs.
"The Republican education bill introduced today will not help move our education system to the 21st century and it won't mean better outcomes for our students. It does nothing to address the concerns with accountability, it does nothing to support better data usage in schools, it does nothing to empower parents in their children's education and it does nothing to help bring our schools and our students to the future. And, this proposal doesn't address any of the needs raised to me by students, by teachers and by communities across the country. This bill won't ensure our students are ready for college or for a career. I believe we have to do better."