H.R. 5 is Back in the U.S. House

Photo credit: Wyoming Against Common Core
Photo credit: Wyoming Against Common Core

The U.S. House of Representatives is determined to send President Obama a new education bill he will sign. Several months ago the House tried to pass HR 5, until the effort was derailed by conservative outrage.

NOW HR 5 IS BACK AGAIN – A VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK!

Here are just a few major problems with HR 5:

  • Continues the master/servant relationship between the U.S. Department of Education and the states, giving the Secretary enormous authority to “disapprove” state education plans.
  • Allows state legislatures to waive their objections to federal mandates – when they don’t even realize they’re doing so!
  • Actually cements Common Core and similar standards by requiring state standards to be aligned with Common Core tenets.
  • Continues the oppressive federal testing requirements – and dictates the types of assessments that use intrusive psychological data-collection and manipulation.
  • Is structured so that the “prohibitions” on the Secretary’s actions are essentially meaningless.
  • Extends federal tentacles to preschoolers as well as elementary and secondary students.

Why the rush to send a bill to the President? Conservative congressmen should be drafting the best bill possible to send to the next President – not betraying their principles to pass a bill that that will cement bad policy for years!

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND DEMAND A NO VOTE ON HR 5

Capitol Switchboard: 202.224.3121

One thought on “H.R. 5 is Back in the U.S. House

  1. HR.5 Is unfinished business from the previous legislative session of Congress. We have it on good authority from Ed&Workforce Comm member Matt Salmon (AZ) that HR5 will be delayed into the fall. He strongly believes that Obama will veto it. But, we are working with him on the bill. I think concentrating on S.1177 over in the Senate would be a better choice for the next several days- it is on their calendar.

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