H.R.2089: Defending State Authority Over Education Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Martha Roby, R-Ala.
Total Cosponsors 8 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 22, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Defending State Authority Over Education Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit the Secretary of Education from attempting to influence, incentivize, or coerce a state to participate in a voluntary partnership with another state to develop and implement academic content and achievement standards and assessments.

Prohibits the Secretary from conditioning the approval of a state's, local educational agency's (LEA's), or Indian tribe's request for a waiver of ESEA statutory or regulatory requirements on such an entity: (1) including in, or deleting from, such request, specific academic standards; (2) using specific academic assessment instruments or items; or (3) including in, or deleting from, such waiver request any criteria used to establish, implement, or improve state academic standards, academic assessments, state accountability systems, or teacher and school leader evaluation systems.

Prohibits any federal offi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
May 22, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.