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April 7, 2014

Yoho supports strengthening education by eliminating federal overreach through Race to the Top in FY2015 appropriations

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) has written a letter to Chairman Jack Kingston (R-GA) of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and Ranking Member Rosa Luisa DeLauro (D-Conn) urging the elimination of funding for the Race to the Top Fund (RTT). Congressman Yoho gave the following statement.

“RTT was established initially as a Federal incentive for the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to voluntarily adopt Common Core education standards. All states that adopt Common Core State Standards compete for grant money based on a point system.  If states agree to adopt the Secretary of Education’s standards, they are awarded additional points, thus tipping the scale in favor of those states.  This is nothing more than an attempt from the Administration to coerce states into implementing Federal standards.  Parents and educators should be making the decisions that shape the curriculum for our children, not the U.S. Department of Education.”

Congressman Ted Yoho serves on the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees. He represents North Florida’s 3rd Congressional District

 

 

 

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