H.R. 5 is the Student Success Act. This bill has had a few versions, but the net-net of it is that it’s a vehicle to entrench Common Core for another 7 years, has an emphasis on high stakes testing usurps parental rights, digs into religious freedom and reduced local control.
If parents want to give input, now is the time. House Education Committee members, Representatives and Senators need to be contacted before this heads to a vote possibly on Tuesday, February 24th. Update: It looks like it might be Friday the 27th now.
For the record, John Kline is the Sponsor.
Here are some more articles that lay out what is wrong with H.R. 5:
- Action Alert: Student Success Act moves forward for a vote in the House
- “Student Success Act” to Crush Religious Freedom, Private School Autonomy, Parental Rights: #NO on HR5
- ALERT: HR 5, the Student Success Act of 2015 (Good list of the problems with the bill, accompanied by references to the pages of the actual bill)
Some Important Links for H.R. 5:
H.R. 5 Current Text is 600+ pages long and can be viewed here: