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Education decisions are best made by those closest to the student: families, teachers, communities in states.  While the federal government’s involvement in elementary and secondary education is at an all-time high – including a four hundred percent increase in spending over the past thirty years – student achievement has not budged.  In fact, American students are falling behind their international competitors.

It’s clear that our education system is not adequately serving our children and it’s not going to be fixed by Washington bureaucrats who think they know what is best for our children. We need to get big government out of the classroom and empower our schools and districts to innovate in order to meet the needs of their students.

As a former member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, I support legislation to put restraints on the Washington bureaucrats, rein in the Department of Education, support school choice, eliminate the train wreck of Common Core, and put the keys to our children’s education and future back in local control.