Jackie Speier on Education

Last Updated : May 27, 2010

 2010 Re-Election Campaign Website Statements

Issues: Education

Our Constitution does not authorize the federal government to play any formal part in local education and our Founders clearly never envisioned the overbearing role it now plays. As the federal government has increased its role in key classroom decision, students have not benefited. Federal education bureaucrats in Washington—many of whom have never set foot in a classroom as a teacher or parent—are increasingly setting the course in our communities. Our nation would be better served by returning resources and decisions to the state and community, and ultimately to parents, where they belong.

"Our Constitution does not authorize the federal government to play any formal part in local education and our Founders clearly never envisioned the overbearing role it now plays." "Our Constitution does not authorize the federal government to play any formal part in local education and our Founders clearly never envisioned the overbearing role it now plays."

In the interim, I believe federal education funds should limited directed away from federal bureaucracies and the US Department of Education should be barred from making curriculum decisions for local educators.

As a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee, I will continue to play an active role in reviewing key federal education programs like No Child Left Behind.

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. Jackie Speier voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Jackie Speier voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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