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Senate acts to protect authority of states to manage their own schools

The Senate voted on March 9 to rescind a Department of Education regulation that directly contradicted a bipartisan education bill Congress passed in 2015, which put control back in the hands of states and parents.

The Department of Education rule would allow the federal government to mandate, direct and control state and local school accountability systems. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said the rule clearly violated prohibitions placed on the Department of Education under the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act.

“Last Congress, members from both sides of the aisle came together to pass a...


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