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Press Release - Sessions: It’s Time to Reduce Washington’s Footprint in our Classrooms

Jul 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act:

“Student achievement across our nation is falling short despite the fact that overall funding per student has tripled since 1965. Instead of working with Congress to rewrite federal K-12 education law, the Obama Administration expanded its authority over our schools in an unprecedented manner that has done nothing to fix our long-term problem.