Ed Royce on Education

Last Updated : Oct 16, 2012

Summary

Senator McCaskill's campaign website states that she is committed to providing support for programs, such as Head Start, and that reforms are needed to No Child Left Behind (NCLB). She states that NCLB has failed because it has led to a one-size-fits-all approach and of its mandated programs have been chronically underfunded.

Senator McCaskill states that she supports determining whether a school is effective over time rather than based upon more than just the students' performance on a single, statewide test. She adds that instead of punishing low-performing schools, the federal government needs to offer financial resources, technical assistance and other supportive interventions.

To help retain teachers, Senator McCaskill supports increased student loan repayments for teachers, and her support of the stimulus to retain pay for teachers in Missouri and other states.

 

Higher Education Act of 2007

In July of 2007, Senator McCaskill released a press statement noting her support for the Higher Education Act of 2007.

 

Official Website Statements

 

Voting Record

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

In May of 2010 the House voted on reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act. The act passed the House 262-150. Ed Royce voted against reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Ed Royce voted against reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

College Cost Reduction and Access Act

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act is a significant education bill dealing largely with funding for higher education. The bill removes tuition sensitivity for Pell Grants, increases the amount available for Pell grants, Funds the Upward Bound program, establishes the TEACH Grants, reduces student loan repayment rates, sets deferments based on need and establishes some partner based grants. The bill got the full support of the Democrats, but passed with the support of only about 1/4 of the Republicans. Ed Royce voted against the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Ed Royce voted against the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

No Child Left Behind was the primary focus of the Bush administration prior to 9/11. The bill requires states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students in certain grades, if those states are to receive federal funding for schools. The Act does not assert a national achievement standard; standards are set by each individual state. The bill got the support of most Democrats and Republicans and passed the House in a 384-45 vote. Ed Royce voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Ed Royce voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

DC Scholarship Program

In 1998, the House voted on an amendment to the yearly appropriations bill to Washington D.C.. The amendment allocated $7 Million dollars to a program for scholarships to low-income children. The amendment was ' agreed to with the support of most Republicans and most Democrats. Ed Royce voted in favor of the DC Scholarship Program.

Ed Royce voted in favor of the DC Scholarship Program.

Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998

This 1998 legislation would have allowed people to take money from their IRAs to pay for qualified elementary and secondary education expenses, including home schooling expenses. It increased the annual contribution limit from $500 to $2,000. It permits corporations to contribute to education IRAs. Although the bill passed both the house and the Senate, it was vetoed by the President. Ed Royce voted in favor of the Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998.

Ed Royce voted in favor of the Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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