CCAGW Annual Ratings

Elementary and Secondary Education Act Overhaul – Passage


Passage of the bill, as amended, that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and would make fundamental changes to many of its programs through Fiscal 2019. The bill would allow Title I funding to follow individual students to other schools, and eliminates more than 65 elementary and secondary education programs and merges their funding. In addition, the new Title I block grant would give states greater flexibility in how funds are used. It would also allow states to establish their own teacher evaluation systems tied to student achievement. The bill would also reauthorize and expand the charter school program and includes other provisions to increase parental choice.

Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 423
Bill Number: 
HR 5
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 218-213 : R 218-27; D 0-186