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Martha Roby: Local insight must lead in our classrooms

As a mother of two young children, I know how important it is that we get it right when it comes to education. I...

Mike Pence looks like he will be Donald Trump’s inside man...

When Mike Pence landed in Congress after the 2000 election, he was a conservative agitator who often bucked President George W. Bush's agenda. Seventeen...

Martha Roby: Changing behavior requires oversight

Oftentimes, truly changing public policy for the better requires not only improving the law but also careful oversight in order to ensure proper implementation...

Obama signs education law rewrite shifting power to states

Calling it a "Christmas miracle," President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law on Thursday, ushering in...

Martha Roby, Richard Shelby take opposing views on education reform bill

Last week, with Rep. Martha Roby's (AL-02) support, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to scale back the federal government's role in American education by passing...

Martha Roby: Patience pays off in defending state authority over education

Progress takes patience sometimes, I suppose. Two-and-a-half years ago, I introduced the "Defending State Authority Over Education Act" to stop once and for all...

Bradley Byrne: Making Congress work again

If you listen to national media outlets, all you ever hear is how Congress is completely broken and dysfunctional. While that narrative is right...

U.S. Department of Education approves state tweaks to No Child Left...

The federal Department of Education on Thursday approved petitions by seven states - including Alabama - for increased state-level flexibility in implementing the Elementary and...

Martha Roby: Finally. Replacing “No Child Left Behind”

Politicians have tried for decades to fix our schools with a “Washington-knows-best” approach. But, this top-down scheme hasn’t improved student achievement, and our schools...

Opt-Out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve...
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