Fiscally responsible reforms for students, workers and retirees.
Empowering parents is a key component in the fight to ensure our nation’s children are receiving a quality education.
Republicans have made great strides to ensure that all parents – not just the wealthy – have an opportunity to make a real choice when it comes to their children’s education. By expanding parental choice, congressional Republicans also are encouraging competition to provide the highest quality education at all schools – public or private.
Momentum is unquestionably on the side of the parental choice movement. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, Congress enabled students trapped in underperforming schools to exercise public school choice options and receive supplemental education services, such as private tutoring. In cities like Cleveland, parental choice programs have been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court. Congress also has established the first federally-funded school choice program in Washington, D.C. – allowing low-income students to escape one of the most troubled school systems in the nation.
Now, in the 111th Congress, Republicans will aim to continue building on these new options for parents and ensure that all parents have the opportunity to choose what is best for their children's education.
Kline Statement on DC Scholarship Program (May 19, 2010)
The Charter School Program Enhancement Act (June 28, 2007)
“Hopefully Congress will focus on the kids, not the politics…” (June 11, 2008)