07.16.15

Senator David Perdue Votes To End Washington Control Of Education, Stop Common Core

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted in favor of the Every Child Achieves Act, S. 1177, legislation that stops Washington’s control of our education system and ends the federal mandate for Common Core:

“Today, Congress took significant steps to end Washington’s control of education and return power to the state and local level where it belongs. This bill stops the federal government from coercing states into adopting Common Core and allows states to develop curriculum plans that fit the needs of their students. It also takes money out of the hands of federal bureaucrats and puts it back in the hands of educators, preventing President Obama and the Department of Education from controlling our classrooms from Washington. 

“Our children should not have to wait another school year for Congress to act, and I’m encouraged by the bold steps taken today to move our education system in the right direction. While this is a huge step for our students, we still have more work to do, and I will continue to fight for conservative solutions to improve education in Georgia and across the country.”

Watch Senator Perdue’s video statement on education reform and view the amendments Senator Perdue supported this week.