Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson: Local Educators Know What's Best for Our Children

Jul 19, 2013
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act 

Congressman Wilson stated, “Access to quality education paves the path for tremendous opportunity, success, and fulfillment for America’s children. The status-quo practices dictated by government bureaucrats are ineffective and must be reformed.

“South Carolina’s Second Congressional District has a wide range of diverse school districts with children from all backgrounds of life.  The only way to adequately prepare our children for future success is to empower those who know what’s best for them. Our locally elected school boards, hardworking teachers, school administrators, and active parents should be given the opportunity to develop a working educational plan that suits the needs of every child. 

“As a husband to a retired schoolteacher and a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, I am very pleased the House passed this comprehensive piece of legislation.  By putting faith back in the hands of our local educators and parents, we are giving every child the quality education he or she deserves."


*To view a one-minute speech Congressman Joe Wilson delivered earlier today in support of the legislation on the House floor, click here.