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Speaker Boehner: Charter Schools Bill Empowers Parents, Offers Students Greater Opportunities
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today applauded the House of Representatives for passing the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218), legislation that empowers parents and expands access for students to attend high-quality charter schools:
“Strengthening our economy and protecting the American Dream for future generations begins with ensuring our children have access to a high quality education. By encouraging states to expand successful charter schools and removing government barriers that prevent the creation of new ones, this bill empowers parents to take a more active role in their children’s education, provides more educational opportunities for students, and gives states, schools and teachers greater freedom to innovate. It’s a common-sense measure that deserves prompt consideration by the Senate.
“Led by Chairman Kline, the Education & the Workforce Committee is advancing a series of proposals to reform federal education laws and ensure that all students have access to a quality education. It’s my hope that the Administration will work with Congress on these measures, rather than acting unilaterally and undermining reform efforts.”
NOTE: Click here to learn more about the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act from the House Education & the Workforce Committee.
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