McConnell Supports Every Child Achieves Bill
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says students in eastern Kentucky have different needs than those in southern Florida or downtown Manhattan, and that’s why the No Child Left Behind Law is being rewritten.
The Kentucky Republican says a bi-partisan bill called the Every Child Achieves Act will be debated in the Senate this week.
McConnell says the measure authored by Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Lamar Alexander would give more control over the educational process to state and local officials.
“The bill would give states the flexibility to develop systems that work for the needs of their students rather than the one size fits all mandates of Washington. Taking decisions out of the hands of the federal bureaucrats and putting them into the hands of real experts, parents, teachers and state and local leaders.”
McConnell spoke Tuesday (July 7) on the Senate floor.