Shimkus Supports State Education Rights

Press Release

Date: April 3, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: K-12 Education

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is cosponsoring a resolution (H. Res. 476) that supports the restoration and protection of state authority in establishing student academic standards and assessments.

"This Administration has coerced states into Common Core by throwing money at them," Shimkus said. "The states, and particularly local school districts, should be determining the curriculum for students.

"Federal funds should not be awarded based on the implementation of Common Core or any other national education standard."

The resolution, which is not a legislative bill but does express the sense of the House, is pending in the House Education and the Workforce Committee. It is sponsored by Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and has 67 cosponsors.