Wilson Applauds Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

Dec 2, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act today.

“I am grateful that the Every Student Succeeds Act stands up for conservative values by reducing the federal role in the K-12 education system and empowers parents to make the best educational choices for their children. This legislation is an important first step to restoring local control of education to those best suited to manage our state’s education system—locally elected school boards, teachers, and parents.  

“I am especially grateful that the Every Student Succeeds Act specifically prohibits the Secretary of Education from forcing or coercing states into adopting Common Core—which is what I set out to accomplish when I introduced the Local Control of Education Act in January.”

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