Chairman Kline, Ranking Member Miller, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you this morning on the role of the federal government in education and its impact on states, districts, and schools.
In his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels aptly captured the historic federal role in education when he said, “Our first thought is always for those on life’s first rung, and how we might increase their chances of climbing.”
Indeed, from the first iteration of the Elementary a
Read the letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The document contains sections on Accountability for Results, Standards and Assessments, Ensuring Equitable Access to Effective Teachers and Leaders, Turning Around Our Lowest Performing Schools, Funding Fairness, Instructional Supports for Teachers, and Public Information and Reporting.
Read the Ed Trust letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Science and Technology urging the committee to retain strong incentives for scholarship recipients to teach in high-needs schools.