The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is an important step toward putting the lessons learned over the past decade to work for the benefit of students, particularly low-income students, students of color, students with disabilities and English-language learners. We know when they are provided quality instruction, interventions and support by effective teachers and school leaders committed to their achievement, these students can succeed in school. Tomorrow’s House Education and Workforce Committee markup of legislation proposed by Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) and Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) is welcome as it moves us forward in updating this landmark legislation for K-12 students. Unfortunately, we believe the legislation falls short of the lessons learned and the need to ensure all students, especially those most in need, are college and career ready.
Read the U.S. Chamber's priorities for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Learn more about the $650 million competitive grant program for local education agencies and non-profits to drive innovation.
Learn more about the Common Core State Standards for K-12 in reading and math and which states have already adopted them.
Learn more about the $4.35 billion investment from the federal government to help drive education reform at the state level.