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McConnell Letter to AG Garland on DOJ Targeting Concerned Parents

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland concerning his announcement that the Department of Justice will scrutinize and target parents who express concern about their children's public educations. The full letter is available here. Excerpts from the letter are below: "Parents absolutely should be telling their local schools what to teach. This is the very basis of representative government. They do this b… Continue Reading


Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Betsy DeVos

LOUISVILLE, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on President-elect Trump's intention to nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: "I fully support President-elect Trump's intention to nominate Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. Betsy has a proven track record of important work to improve the lives of children across the country. She is an outstanding choice to implement the recently passed bipartisan K-12 education reforms that were signe… Continue Reading


McConnell Urges Secretary of Education Nominee to Commit to Implementing K-12 Education Law as Intended by Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met today with Dr. John King, the nominee for Secretary of the Department of Education, in his office in the United States Capitol. During the meeting, Senator McConnell called on Dr. King to commit to implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as intended by Congress. ESSA, the most significant K-12 education reform in well over a decade, replaced a broken law with conservative reforms that will help students succeed inste… Continue Reading


Senator McConnell Recognized as a Teach for America Congressional Champion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will be recognized as a Teach For America Congressional Champion for his continued efforts to expand educational opportunities for students in Kentucky and across the nation. McConnell is one of 12 bipartisan members of Congress to be honored in this way by CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard. "Our Congressional champions have played an instrumental role in growing Teach For America's impact in our first 25 years. Their s… Continue Reading


McConnell Lauds Sen. Toomey for His Efforts to Protect Our Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding Sen. Pat Toomey's amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act: "I commend Senator Toomey's hard work to protect our children from sex offenders. The amendment prohibits schools from shipping known or suspected child predators to other school districts, a practice known as 'passing the trash.' Senator Toomey has been a tireless advocate for our kids, and the Senate would not have passed this imp… Continue Reading


McConnell receives Building Independence Award from American Printing House for the Blind

Louisville, KY - The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is pleased to announce that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in acknowledgement of his continuing efforts in support of educational opportunities for people with vision loss, is a recipient of APH's new Building Independence Award. The award is intended to demonstrate APH's sincere gratitude for outstanding efforts in support of its mission. "Senator McConnell clearly recognizes the challenges that blind and visually i… Continue Reading

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