WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House and Senate leaders, and leaders of the House and Senate education committees took part today in an enrollment ceremony to mark the passage of S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act, bipartisan legislation that reduces the federal role in K-12 education, restoring local control, and empowering parents. Speaker Ryan made the following remarks at today’s ceremony:
“This is the biggest rewrite of our education laws in 25 years. This shows what we can do when both parties work together. With this bill, we are sending power back to the people. We’re saying no more Washington-mandated interventions. Instead, we let the states write their own standards. And we require them to publish the results so that parents can hold them accountable. We consolidate 49 duplicative programs. And we send that money back to the states. We also give parents more choices by promoting high-quality charter schools.
“I am very proud of this bill. I'm very proud of our members and our conferees. All of our members have done fine work. This is a good moment. And so I want to commend them on a job well done.”