“We need to renew our emphasis on trades, on apprenticeships, on career and technical education. This is how we help get people into jobs that will double and triple what they’re already making, and put them on a steady career path."
This week, we’re focused on reversing regulations harmful to our nation’s schools. Both in principle and in practice, we believe that education is most successful when states, local leaders, and, hey—this may be a crazy thought: moms and dads—have decision-making power over education in their own communities. These are the people, not bureaucrats in Washington, who know the needs of their kids and understand how to best tailor curriculums and tests to those needs.
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: