Dec. 10, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americansfor Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the followingstatement praising 12senators that voted no on the all-important cloture vote and 64 U.S. representativesthat voted against reauthorization of theElementary Secondary Education Act:
"We thank the 76 members of Congress whovoted against the continued nationalization of our state and local educationsystem, a one size fits all, standardized approach that has failed our childrenfor more than 50 years. Rather than putting funds directly in the hands oflocal school boards, the federal approach to education directs how the monieswill be spent, and on what, an approach that limits outcomes and restrictschoices for parents. The fact that Congress continues to accept failure becauseof the inertia that develops around a periodic reauthorization of an otherwisepermanent program is unacceptable, and calls into question the entire processthat produces it and other federal programs that run of their own accord.
"We rightly expect more of our childrenwhen they are in school, to think creatively, and parents have a right toexpect that Congress should put their kids ahead of the failed federalbureaucracy. Thank you to the 64 Memberswho stood up for our nation's kids futures and against the failed federaleducation philosophy that has been reauthorized by Congress."
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