WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement regarding his vote against the conference report accompanying S. 1177:
“I opposed passage of No Child Left Behind because I believe excessive federal intervention in education is not in the best interest of Kansas students and schools. The Every Student Succeeds Act does not go far enough in reducing the counterproductive federal mandates currently dictating K-12 education, including NCLB’s torrent of annual testing mandates. Federally mandated testing requirements have a significant impact on local school decision making. While S. 1177 is an improvement from NCLB, it still gives Washington bureaucrats too much say in curriculum development, school testing and assessment decisions – functions best handled by states and local school districts.”
On July 16, 2015, Sen. Moran voted against S. 1177. On May 23, 2001, then-Rep. Moran opposed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.