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Weakening these requirements would undermine accountability provisions designed to ensure that all children – no matter their background or school – receive the education they deserve.
Senate Amendment 2156 would ensure parents, educators and policymakers have access to publicly reported data on postsecondary enrollment and remediation rates for high school graduates, both overall and for categories of students.
The ESEA effectively ends the days of No Child Left Behind, but it doesn’t mean that the federal government has no role in ensuring our children receive the high-quality education they need to be productive citizens. The federal role should be limited, leaving K-12 education primarily up to state government, local schools districts and, of course, parents. But when the federal government is involved, it must make certain its policies hold schools accountable and require that tax dollars be spent wisely.
The House today took an important step toward ensuring all students graduate from high school with the tools necessary to succeed in college and careers, but more needs to be done.
We write today to encourage you to vote against any amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization that would weaken test participation requirements.