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house Bill H.R. 5

Cutting Federal Requirements and Giving States More Control Over Education Programs

Argument in favor

Removes the onerous requirements and punishments imposed by No Child Left Behind Act. Also gives states the power to set their own metrics and goals for academic achievement.

Kmueller14's Opinion
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12/16/2015
Politicians need to listen to the teachers on this one. Students are suffering as a direct result from all the standardized testing. Teachers are forced to put students passing these tests above making sure the kids are actually learning, or else they will lose their jobs. Cater to the kids, not the government.
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RetVet's Opinion
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08/09/2015
State Organizations administrate State education...they are responsible for it and how well it is being done. The federal education programs guide and assist...they should never dictate or require qualifying standards to receive federally obtained public funds meant to assist states educate their children and doing their job.
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wdunbar06's Opinion
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03/29/2016
While there should be some standards that are met nationally, IN GENERAL the states and/or teachers should be able to decide what they teach and how they teach it.
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Argument opposed

Destroys federal oversight in public schools, removes a uniform measurement of academic achievement, and allows school districts to allocate unequal funds to different education programs.

LanceCarricoFL's Opinion
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01/29/2016
There must be certain education standards that prevent states from neglecting children with off-the wall learning standards that do nothing to help the students. We need certain standards for teaching and learning at the federal level to ensure every student is given a fair, unindocterinated education free from religeous, or outdated influences/concepts. We must protect our children from bigotry, so all may have a fair chance at aquiring an education.
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Josef-paul's Opinion
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03/25/2016
Students of all ages need to be taught how to compete not only in local and national markets, but on an international level if we're going to insure the future success of America.
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DemocraticDylan's Opinion
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05/01/2016
Every child should have to be taught general subjects and skills. We have seen the results of giving the states control. In some states they have completely white washed education and said slavery was a side issue. Furthermore, in some states they value stem education less and drastically defund programs that can lead to better academic success like Head Start. We need a federal floor for standards to make sure that states do not dilute their classrooms.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed July 19th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 221 Yea / 207 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedJune 6th, 2013

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed July 19th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 221 Yea / 207 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedJune 6th, 2013

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Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Education and the Workforce
  • referral
    Referred to House Financial Services
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    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 16.
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    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-150, Part I.
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    Committee on Financial Services discharged.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 108.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 303 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-18.
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    Rule H. Res. 303 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 303.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-18.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 303 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Doc Hastings to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kline amendment No. 1.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 2.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Young (AK) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cardenas amendment No. 3.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Luetkemeyer amendment No. 4.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Luetkemeyer amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Luetkemeyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 5.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bentivolio amendment No. 6.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment No. 7.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reed amendment No. 8.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Benishek amendment No. 9.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck (NV) amendment No. 10.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meehan amendment No. 11.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Meehan amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 12.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 13.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment No. 14.
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    UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Mr. George Miller (CA) asked unanimous consent to vacate his request for a recorded vote on the Scalise amendment No. 12 and that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 15.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (IN) amendment No. 16.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 17.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez amendment No. 18.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mullin amendment No. 19.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett amendment No. 20.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment No. 21.
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    Mr. Rokita moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Culberson amendment No. 22.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Culberson amendment No. 22, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tierney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fitzpatrick amendment No. 23.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 24.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 24, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cantor amendment No. 25.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the George Miller (CA) substitute amendment No. 26.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment No. 26, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Ms. Kuster moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster motion to recommit with instructions pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prevent lowering standards for children with disabilities, including autistic children. It establishes safety standards for the use of seclusion and restraint in schools so children are not physically and mentally harmed. It also establishes standards for protecting student athletes from concussions. Lastly, it provides for criminal background checks of school and contractor employees who have contact with children. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
  • action
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 231 (Roll no. 373).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by recorded vote: 221 - 207 (Roll no. 374).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 5.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    Politicians need to listen to the teachers on this one. Students are suffering as a direct result from all the standardized testing. Teachers are forced to put students passing these tests above making sure the kids are actually learning, or else they will lose their jobs. Cater to the kids, not the government.
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    Get rid of the DOE and we will take a huge step toward American youth being properly prepared for the real world. States and communities should decide what is most important for kids to learn, not the federal government.
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    While there should be some standards that are met nationally, IN GENERAL the states and/or teachers should be able to decide what they teach and how they teach it.
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    State Organizations administrate State education...they are responsible for it and how well it is being done. The federal education programs guide and assist...they should never dictate or require qualifying standards to receive federally obtained public funds meant to assist states educate their children and doing their job.
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    Education should be left to the states, simple as that.
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    Some standards should be met, however the states know what is best for their children.
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    Education has absolutely no place at the federal level, it's a state issue and needs to return to that way.
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    Government does a poor job. It's the states role.
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    State rights always should almost always outweigh Federal authority
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    The federal government needs to get out of the states businesses
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    Common Core has to be eradicated. These students are not learning anything in class that will be useful in the workforce. They are just being taught how to take a test, not to be respectful American citizens.
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    There must be certain education standards that prevent states from neglecting children with off-the wall learning standards that do nothing to help the students. We need certain standards for teaching and learning at the federal level to ensure every student is given a fair, unindocterinated education free from religeous, or outdated influences/concepts. We must protect our children from bigotry, so all may have a fair chance at aquiring an education.
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    Regardless of Federal requirements education will always differ to some degree, not just on a state by state basis but also regionally and on the very methods of the educators themselves. Giving states more control should help better understand the individual educational systems and would probably expose some truths about the American educational system.
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    Right now kids in high school are forced to take the SLO testing that the government set up. It is a pointless test.
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    Federal education programs are very ineffective, letting the states decide what to do is the best option for the future of this country
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    Now more than ever it has become obvious that our education system needs to be reformed. It needs to be centralized to create a unified system where all students across the United States receive equal education to the best of the governments ability. Reform is needed, but giving each state complete control over their education will disrupt the United States as a whole.
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    I think this issue deserves national standards.
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    Assuming that states teach their kids the general basics and don't try to disprove Darwin or throw religion in the mix. States should have the right to teach the kids what they want. It's their state they know what works.
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    Sure, who need standards?
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    No federal body should be determining the format or content of the education provided to our youth. These decisions need to be in the hands of the parents, and local bodies.
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