H.R 5 Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Dismantle the Department of Education
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted against H.R. 5 - The Student Success Act. The bill will reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Congressman Yoho issued the following statement after his vote:
“I personally feel that we should get rid of the Department of Education but in reality that is not going to happen under this president. After close review of this bill - and the amendments that were made to it - I feel the Student Success Act doesn’t go far enough.
“Therefore, with future generations in mind, along with doing what is best for the country, I voted against the bill that could have done more to curb the Administration’s expansive agenda with our nation’s schools. We need to reform the system, save money, increase state and local control of education, and get rid of Common Core. Additionally, three of my amendments which would have brought more parental control and financial responsibility were not included in the bill.
“I would rather see the bill I introduced earlier this year - The Transform Education in America through Choice Act (TEACH). My bill will go further than the bill that passed tonight in reducing government spending and reducing the size of the Department of Education.”
Congressman Ted Yoho serves on the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees. He represents North Florida’s 3rd Congressional District