Our children’s education is an ongoing national priority. We need a well-rounded, well-educated workforce that champions highly skilled labor as well as necessary vocational trades. To be competitive in the global economy, education is incredibly important. At the core of my position on education is a belief that parents, not bureaucrats, know best how to raise their children.
In recent years, too much of the education policy written by Washington offers federal dollars to states and local school districts in exchange for compliance with national mandates.
I believe schools should be held accountable to parents and students at the local level instead of to a far-removed federal government. I believe creating arbitrary educational standards is outside the original intent of the Constitution and should be controlled locally, not by bureaucrats in Washington.
The United States spends more per student per year than any other country in the world, yet our test scores continue to struggle. Federal rules, regulations, and mandates have crippled our country's education system. We need to reform the Department of Education to put the emphasis back on local control.
More on 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:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) has written a letter to Chairman Jack Kingston (R-GA) of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and Ranking Member Rosa Luisa DeLauro (D-Conn) urging the elimination of funding for the Race to the Top Fund (RTT). Congressman Yoho gave the following statement.
This week, Congressman Yoho voted in favor of the FY 14 Consolidated Approprations Act.
GAINESVILLE—Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03) announced today the formation of the Third Congressional District Student Advisory Council.
WASHINGTON, MARCH 18, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), both veterinarians, have joined forces to form the first-ever, bipartisan Veterinary Medicine Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.