Miller Statement on Republican Education Proposals

Feb 9, 2012 Issues: Education, ESEA


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement today after Chairman Kline announced his intentions to advance highly partisan legislation to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

“I’m disappointed that Chairman Kline continues to pursue the partisan path on reauthorizing ESEA.  This is not a path forward, only a path backward.  The Chairman’s latest introduced bills fail to heed the calls for bipartisanship.   They also fail to heed the calls from a wide array of stakeholders to put the interests of children at the center of our focus.”

Click here for more information on the reauthorization of ESEA, including letters of concern and opposition from dozens of groups ranging from teachers’ unions to business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in addition to other national and local education advocates.  

Click here for Miller’s statement on the Obama Administration’s NCLB flexibility announcement.