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Hill Votes to Empower Arkansas Students, Teachers, Parents, and Schools

Press Release

Date: July 8, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. H.R. 5 includes amendments that will ensure states' ability to opt out of Common Core and allow parents to opt their children out of federal testing requirements.

After passage, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:

"The Administration's one-size-fits-all, top-down approach for our Nation's education system has burdened our local school districts, hindered the education of students in Arkansas, limited choices for parents, and obstructed innovation by teachers in the classroom. I have long held the belief the federal government shouldn't dictate the standards and testing practices of states educating students in America. This bill gives states and local school districts the autonomy and flexibility to provide students with an effective education, while empowering Arkansas students, teachers, and parents, not bureaucrats from Washington."


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