July 16, 2015

Cassidy Statement on Every Child Achieves Act

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the passage of the Every Child Achieves Act:

“I campaigned to end federally mandated common core – this bill does that. It begins the reversal of the Obama administration takeover of education and gives power back to states and local school districts. It ensures parents are notified of what tests are required of their children and gives parents the power to determine what is appropriate.

“Achieving universal literacy in this country is a challenge. This bill also creates a comprehensive center to develop free or low cost evidence-based assessment tools for identifying students struggling with reading, including those with dyslexia. There is more to do, but this is a good beginning.”