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S. 3: A bill to improve education and provide all students in the United States with the opportunity to succeed. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To improve education and provide all students in the United States with the opportunity to succeed.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Strengthen our Schools and Students Act''.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE SENATE.

It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should-- (1) strengthen early learning programs to better prepare children for success in school; (2) ensure that all students have equitable access to a high-quality, well-rounded education that prepares them to succeed in college and a career; (3) build on recent efforts to continue to make higher education more affordable and to improve access and success for all students; (4) provide all teachers with the support they need to ensure student success, including the creation of a new national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Master Teacher Corps to recognize and help retain STEM teachers and strengthen STEM education in public schools in the United States; and (5) support States and local educational agencies to ensure schools have the safe and successful learning conditions in which all students can excel. <all>

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State: CA

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I urge you to support S. 3 ("A bill to improve education and provide all students in the United States with the"). It is important for the Senate to send and support the message of improving educational opportunities. As a nation we have fallen drastically behind in science, technology and mathematics compared to the rest of the developed nations and even some developing nations. If we continue this path of ignoring the issue our economic and technological global leadership will wane.

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MI
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jcbhend
MI-1
2 years ago

I support S. 3 ("A bill to improve education and provide all students in the United States with the") because... Education is key to ensuring we keep our future bright and continue to maintain leadership in the world, and with a growing and diverse population maybe it is time to look at alternate methods of disseminating knowledge. A large portion of our nation has access to both an internet connection and computers, so it would be advantageous to allow students to learn their general education via internet (and federally standardized/centralized so one part of the country has the same general education as another part), and electives based on state initiatives and funded by the state and taught in brick and mortar schools. With this, we could focus more on teaching and less on standardizing tests, and give our children the same opportunity in the Bayous of Louisiana that one would have in the big cities up North.

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FL
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DanHicks
FL-5
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Strengthen our Schools and Students Act because we do not need any more money for the teachers UNION. we need to return to real teaching like we had before the Department of EDUCATION. The department has FAILED in its charter mandate which was to IMPROVE the quality of education. Historically, looking at the facts, our education standing in the world has DROPPED dramatically since The Department of Education was established by Carter. It is time to Abolish it, not give it more money.

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VA
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childe3435
VA-2
7 months ago

I oppose The Strengthen our Schools and Students Act because it is obvious that in the last two decades, "education reform" has moved the US farther behind other nations in math, science and literacy. Our students are spending more time learning how to succeed on tests than they are learning how to succeed in life.

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GA
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Weji13
GA-9
7 months ago

I oppose S. 3 ("A bill to improve education and provide all students in the United States with the") because..there was no Department of Education until President Carter paid back the teachers union (NEA) for its support in his election. Education should be returned to the local level where parents and their students' teachers can formulate a local policy free from national restrictions. I would suggest there be a return to teaching phonics and phonetics to assure our children would learn to read and spell well. With this background all children would be able to look up any word in the dictionary for meaning, pronunciation, spelling and greatly increase their vocabulary. The ability to read and understand is the foundation of all other learning. Our current system is not delivering the benefits it should. We spend a fortune per student and are extremely low on the international proficiency scale. Vote "NO" on S. 3..

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CO
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Ruth
CO-7
2 years ago

I oppose S. 3 ("A bill to improve education and provide all students in the United States with the") because...you can strengthen our education system by eliminating teacher's unions and tenure. Start there!

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CA
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dhubb51
CA-22
2 years ago

I oppose S. 3 ("A bill to improve education and provide all students in the United States with the") because... there does not seem to be a positive correlation between increased intelligence and unrestrained spending on education.

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Bunker
ID-1
2 years ago

I oppose S. 3 ("A bill to improve education and provide all students in the United States with the") because... Define insanity. We keep throwing money into a pit without results or maybe, the results some desire. The department of education is a complete failure and education should be returned to the states at the very least.

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JLFM
NV-2
2 years ago

Bill Summary

S. 3: A bill to improve education and provide all students in the United States with the opportunity to succeed.

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