House Committee Passes Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) along party lines by a vote of 23 – 16. The Arc opposes this bill because it would exclude many students with disabilities from state accountability systems. The bill is quite different from S. 1094, the Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013, the ESEA reauthorization bill passed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Reconciling the differences seems unlikely.

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