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Roe Votes to Replace No Child Left Behind, Stop Common Core

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For Immediate Release, December 2, 2015 | Tiffany Haverly (202-226-8072) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting in support of the conference report for S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act:

"I’ve served on the House Education and Workforce Committee since coming to Congress in 2009, and have visited with hundreds of educators in and around the First Congressional District. I’ve also had the opportunity to speak with students and their families and a there’s a common theme in our conversations: stop Common Core, get Washington bureaucrats out of our schools and let teachers and parents decide what’s best for our kids. I’m proud to say that the Every Student Succeeds Act will do those important things, all while preserving conservative principles in education reform. I thank Chairmen Kline and Alexander and Ranking Members Scott and Murray for the opportunity to serve as a conferee on this important bill and for their leadership to make the education system work better for students, families and educators.”

More information on the bill can be found on the House Education and Workforce Committee’s website: http://edworkforce.house.gov/k12education/.
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Tags: Education