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Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion To Proceed October 7, 2015
Lamar Alexander, R-TN
"We reversed the trend of the national school board, and we did it with 81 votes in the Senate. It was a bipartisan bill."
Honoring Joanne Ellis September 24, 2015
John Garamendi, D-CA
"Whereas, Joanne took the initiative to implement a successful pilot program called `Food for Thought’ at Park Avenue School in Yuba City. The program aims to minimize child hunger over the weekends when children and families do not have access to the National School Lunch program. It offers students the opportunity to take fresh local fruits and vegetables and whole grain breads home to prepare and eat over the weekend. With Park Avenue Elementary School containing the highest poverty levels in the district, the program has been very well-received."
Recognizing Anupam Kher September 24, 2015
Cory Booker, D-NJ
"Born in 1955 in Himachal Pradesh, India, Anupam had a modest upbringing. After graduating from the D.A.V. School, in Shimla, Anupam attended the National School of Drama, to which he would later return as director. He was chair of Central Board of Film Certification from 2003-2004, after which the Government of India awarded him the prestigious Padma Shri for his contributions to Indian cinema. Anupam has appeared in over 100 plays and over 450 films, and he is considered one of the greatest actors of contemporary cinema."
Every Child Achieves Act Of 2015 July 16, 2015
Lamar Alexander, R-TN
"Now, in the last few years, we have created in this country, in effect, a national school board. It has made it harder to have better teaching, harder to set higher standards, harder to have real accountability in the States. So we changed that. We reversed the trend toward the national school board. We end the common core mandate. We end the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education is using to run public schools. We end DC evaluating teachers. We end adequate yearly progress."
Every Child Achieves Act Of 2015 July 15, 2015
Lamar Alexander, R-TN
"Mr. President, I urge a “no” vote. This bipartisan bill on the floor is about reversing the trend toward a national school board. This amendment is about making the national school board bigger and more powerful. It would result in the Federal Government deciding for States which educational resources are critical. That would have the Federal Government deciding about licensing teachers, teachers’ salaries, library books, wellness programs, school facilities, and it would produce new lawsuits."

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