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Local Control of Education Act

Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit the federal government from directly or indirectly mandating, directing, controlling, incentivizing, or conditioning federal support on a state's, local educational agency's (LEA's), or school's adoption of:

  • the Common Core State Standards, any other academic standards common to a number of states, or any statewide or nationally recognized content standards; or
  • any assessment, instructional content, or curriculum aligned to, or based on, specific academic standards.

Amends the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to make those prohibitions applicable to grants awarded under the Race to the Top program for innovations and reforms in elementary and secondary education.

Prohibits the Secretary of Education from conditioning the provision of a statutory or regulatory waiver under the ESEA on a state, LEA, Indian tribe, or school adopting any specific instructional content, academic standard, assessment, curriculum, or program of instruction. Makes that prohibition applicable to future and previously issued waivers.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/07/2015 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
01/07/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Titles (2)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Introduced:

Local Control of Education Act

Official Titles:

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced:

A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from mandating, incentivizing, or coercing States to adopt the Common Core State Standards or any other specific academic standards, instructional content, curricula, assessments, or programs of instruction.


Subjects (8)

  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • School administration
  • State and local government operations
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] 01/26/2015
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] 01/26/2015

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/07/2015 Referred to

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