The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. John B. King, Jr. as Secretary of Education on a 49-40 vote.
U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT): “Schools are not factories; education can’t be systematized; learning can’t be centrally planned.”
the U.S. Senate voted in favor – 85 to 12 – to pass the Every Student Achieves Act, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that replaces No Child Left Behind.
The ESEA reauthorization conference report, S.1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) advanced in the U.S. Senate on a 84 to 12 cloture vote.
The U.S. Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, on a 81 to 17 vote on Thursday afternoon spending seven days debating the bill.
An amendment to S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, sponsored by U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) allowing parental opt-outs failed on a 32 to 64 vote.