Thune Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act

“Passage of this bipartisan bill proves yet again that the Republican-led Senate is following through on its promise to the American people – a Senate that works.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement regarding the final passage of the Every Child Achieves Act:

“Today, the Senate passed bipartisan, comprehensive reform legislation that puts education standards back in the hands of those who know students best – like parents, teachers, and their local school boards. In a victory for students and teachers, the Every Child Achieves Act gives states and localities much more freedom to adopt the standards and curricula that will help their students achieve.

“Republicans’ commitment to restoring regular order in the Senate played a significant role in moving forward a bipartisan fix to No Child Left Behind, a law that expired almost eight years ago and that many members of Congress were reluctant to address. Passage of this bipartisan bill proves yet again that the Republican-led Senate is following through on its promise to the American people – a Senate that works.”

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