Rep. Huelskamp made the following statement:
“My firm belief is that Kansans make better education policy decisions than bureaucrats or politicians in Washington. Parents, as well as community leaders and local district officials, are best equipped to make decisions about their children’s educational needs.
But in recent years, whether it’s No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top or most recently, Common Core, much of Washington has continued to expand their control of our local schools. The Student Success Act reverses this trend, as it provides more flexibility and autonomy for Kansas. It is a step in the right direction, but much more work needs to be done.”