House Republicans Go After ESSA Teacher Prep & Accountability Rules

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Republicans on the House education committee today began an effort to erase the Obama administration’s teacher preparation regulations and its accountability rule under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), who chairs the House subcommittee on higher education, unveiled a Congressional Review Act resolution to stop the Education Department’s regulation governing teacher preparation programs.

And Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), who chairs the House subcommittee on early childhood and K-12 education, introduced a resolution to block the Obama administration’s rule to carry out the accountability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

House Education Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) backed both measures, saying in a statement that the two regulations reflected the Obama administration’s desire “to unilaterally push its failed education agenda.”

Source:  PoliticoPro