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McKeon co-sponsors education reform legislation

Posted: May 13, 2011 12:00 p.m.
Updated: May 13, 2011 12:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement after Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) introduced H.R. 1891, the Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act, aimed at weeding out inefficient and unnecessary K-12 education programs.

"Study after study has proven that education results and success are not tied to dollars spent, which is why I cosponsored the 'Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act,' to streamline and enforce efficient and effective spending in education," McKeon said.

"There are at least 43 of 80 programs currently operating within the Department of Education for K-12 that are unnecessary or redundant. As part of an overall effort to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, while also focusing on education methods proven to produce real results, we are working to reorganize and remove wasteful programs. It's time we focus on what works for our students and not continue to carelessly throw money -- upwards of $24 billion -- at the greater problem we are trying to address -- which is student achievement."

"The Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act will help put our fiscal house back in order while enhancing our commitment to education."

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