Student Success Act

Keep Calling – Urge Your Representative to VOTE NO on HR 5 and Urge Your Senator to VOTE NO on S 227

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Does it matter that testing agencies want to collect “data from your child? Last week I wrote about some of the problems with H.R. 5, or the so-called “Student Success Act.”  Although from what I have read, some of the language that alarmed me is current law, I was – and still am – concerned about the proposed bill’s establishment of the office of “obmudsman”.  My chief complaint is that this [Read More ... ]

“Your calls, e-mails & tweets made a difference!”

February 27, 2015 // 3 Comments

CONFIRMED: Reauthorization of #NoChildLeftBehind (#HR5) has been pulled from consideration. Your calls, emails & tweets made a difference! — Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) February 27, 2015 You did it!  A few short hours ago, Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) tweeted that HR 5 had been “… pulled from consideration.”  Thank You to everyone who took the time to call, e-mail, and/or tweet (or did all three) to [Read More ... ]

H.R. 5 – Federal Stranglehold on Education (Including Private Schools)

February 24, 2015 // 4 Comments

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, John Boehner, is trying to push an education bill through the house this week that he claims, “…contains a number of conservative reforms to reduce the federal footprint, restore local control, and empower parents and local leaders to hold schools accountable.”  Sounds great right up until one actually reads the 600+ page bill that was only introduced February 3, 2015. How is [Read More ... ]