ESEA Reauthorization Breezes Through House

From NSBA:

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is extremely pleased to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill by a vote of 359-64 with 11 U.S Representatives not voting to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177).

NSBA with and through its state school boards association members, coupled with the grassroots efforts of our Federal Relations Network (FRN), remained steadfast in advocating for a modernized education law that affirms the importance of local governance, protects federal investments for Title I for disadvantaged students, and prevents the diversion of public tax dollars for private use. NSBA is grateful to all FRN members and state associations who responded to our call to action this week.

Following today’s victory, our next step is to ensure passage of S. 1177 by the Senate.  Stay tuned for our upcoming call to action.  View the NSBA press release.

See the roll call vote here.

Note: All of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation voted in favor of the bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan did not vote because, by custom, the Speaker votes only when his or her vote would be decisive or in exceptional circumstances.