Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement following passage of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act:
"The Student Success Act makes important reforms to the 2002 No Child Left Behind law by giving state and local governments greater flexibility in determining how best to improve our schools.
"This responsible legislation supports innovation and excellence in the classroom by restoring local control, empowering parents, rewarding successful teachers and eliminating unnecessary red tape and duplicative federal programs because education decisions are best made by state and local governments, not Washington bureaucrats.
"Today's action by the U.S. House coupled with Senate-passed legislation puts us one step closer to enacting important reforms that give states, local governments and parents greater powers to determine how best to improve our schools."