New Bill Passed to Stop Federal Influence with Academic Standards

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 One West Virginia Senator is doing his part to help students across the country.

On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill that would return a significant portion of control over school accountability and testing back to the states.

Senator Joe Manchin supported these changes.

In this bill, federally mandated reading and math exams will still take place, but with less pressure.

The new bill would stop federal influence with national academic standards like common core, along with replacing the long outdated No Child Left Behind law made back in 2002.

Senator Manchin released this statement:

“The future of our country’s economic success largely depends on the quality of education our children are receiving today. This bipartisan legislation reduces federal interference in local schools to ensure teachers, school leaders, parents, local districts and states play a greater role in preparing our children to compete and succeed in a 21st century, global economy.”

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