The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by John Kline, today approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). Introduced by Kline, this responsible legislation will rewrite the nation's K-12 education law and put more control in the hands of state and local leaders.
"For too long, politics have stood in the way of real education reform," Kline said. "Continuing to allow short-term fixes and temporary waivers to take the place of a better law is inexcusable; Congress has a responsibility to move this process forward. The Student Success Act delivers the long-term solutions parents, teachers, and education leaders want and children deserve. The committee took an important step today by approving this responsible legislation, and I look forward to a lively debate on the House floor in the coming weeks."
John Kline is the Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee. He and his wife, Vicky, live in Burnsville.