Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Wilson Applauds Passage of Student Success Act

Jul 8, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.

“Over the past few years, the Obama Administration has used a combination of education grants and waivers to coerce states into adopting federal approaches to instructional content, academic standards, and assessments. The Student Success Act returns control of K-12 education to the people best suited to manage our state’s education system—our elected school board members, administrators, teachers, and parents.”

“I am grateful that the Student Success Act also includes language from my Local Control of Education Act, prohibiting the federal government from using grants or waivers to mandate, incentivize, or coerce states into adopting uniform assessment standards, like Common Core. What works in New York or California may not work here in South Carolina, and I believe the quality of our children’s education is too high a priority to rely on a one-size-fits-all approach,” Wilson said.  

Congressman Wilson serves on the House Committee of Education and the Workforce.