Dec 9 2015

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act with a 85-12 vote:
“I am proud that the Senate could come to together and pass this important legislation that is long overdue. Though imperfect, this legislation enacts important reforms to our education system by strengthening state and local control and ending the Common Core mandate as well as federal test-based accountability. We are taking the federal government out of the classroom and returning control to where it belongs: parents, teachers, local communities, and states. North Carolina students deserve the best and I’m pleased this legislation will increase funding to the state, ensuring our communities in need get the funding they deserve.”