Federal Legislation
January 27, 2012

H.R. 2514—Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act (A PLUS Act)

Action Requested:
No action is requested at this time. HSLDA will continue to monitor this bill and will send out an e-lert if the bill comes up for a hearing.

Summary:
H.R. 2514 will give states and local government flexibility for local educational reform, and will reduce the federal government’s control over education decisions that are best left to parents and local policy makers.

Status:

9/8/2011 Referred to House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.

Sponsor: Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-1)

Bill Summary—H.R. 2514

HSLDA’s Position:
Support

Background:
The “A Plus Act” will allow states to use funds from programs to advance the education priorities of the state. This will free states from federal over-regulation in the area of education policy and reduce the national “one size fits all” approach. The “A Plus Act” will begin to restore to states the flexibility to cater to the needs of their individual students and let them plan their own education policy that is best for their students. HSLDA believes that limiting federal control of education and empowering parents and local governments is the key to education success.