Jul 16 2015
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement regarding his opposition to the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177):
“I opposed passage of the No Child Left Behind Act because I believe a federally-mandated approach to education is not in the best interest of Kansas students and schools. The Every Child Achieves Act does not go far enough in reducing the counterproductive federal mandates currently dictating K-12 education. Washington bureaucrats will still have a substantial say in curriculum development, school testing and assessment decisions – functions best handled by states and local school districts. Unfortunately, this bill misses an opportunity to give responsibility back to those who best know the unique needs of students, families and educators.”
On December 13, 2001, then-Rep. Moran opposed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.