H.R.69: Ending Common Core and Expanding School Choice Act
The Ending Common Core and Expanding School Choice Act would modify requirements related to federal education funding for disadvantaged children. Specifically, the bill (1) eliminates the standards, assessments, and academic accountability requirements for state and local educational agencies that receive federal funds for the education of disadvantaged children, (2) requires such funds to be allocated based on the number of children residing in each state who are living in poverty, and (3) allows educational agencies to distribute per-pupil amounts from such funds to parents for qualified elementary and secondary education expenses. This would include permitting federal funds for the education of disadvantaged children follow low-income children to the public school, charter school, accredited private school, or supplemental educational service program they attend, and for other purposes.
The bill prohibits federal officers or employees from mandating academic standards, assessments, curricula, or accountability systems.View Full Overview