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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on the Every Student Succeeds Act

December 9, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the conference report of the Every Student Succeeds Act (S. 1177), currently under consideration in the Senate:

“The Every Student Succeeds Act unfortunately continues to propagate the large and ever-growing role of the federal government in our education system—the same federal government that sold us failed top-down standards like Common Core. We should be empowering parents and local school districts instead of perpetuating the same tired approach that continues to fail our nation’s children. In many ways, the conference report was worse than the original Senate bill—removing the few good provisions from the House bill that would have allowed some Title I portability for low-income students as well as a parental opt-out from onerous federal accountability standards. The American people expect the Republican majority to do better. And our children deserve better, which is why I cannot support this bill.”

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