Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, a bill that reforms current K-12 education law to help develop and implement policies, programs, and activities that lead to academic improvements and more accountability on the state level.
“A one size fits all policy from Washington is not meeting the education needs of our nation’s children. We all agree that every child should have access to a quality education, but our current system is in need of reforms. In an effort to fix our broken education system, block federal intrusion in academic affairs, and protect parental choice for their child’s education, I voted in favor of the Student Success Act,” said Congressman Latta. “Parents and teachers within a child’s community know what’s best for that child. This bill will return control and seek accountability to states and local jurisdictions.”
The Student Success Act reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as No Child Left Behind, through 2019. The bill requires states to develop their own accountability systems and teacher evaluation programs that are tied to student achievement. ESEA has not been reauthorized since 2007.