OPEN LETTER TO U.S. CONGRESSMAN PETE SESSIONS
February 2, 2016 Education Views
The Honorable Pete SessionsChairman of the House Rules CommitteeUnited States House of Representatives2233 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4332
Dear Chairman Sessions:
This correspondence is in reference to your letter of February 1, 2016 which states, “The Every Student Succeeds Act includes major reforms that will stop Washington from imposing Common Core or any other academic standards on states.”
Senator Lamar Alexander has stated that ESSA repealed the Common Core mandate while you have stated that Common Core has been defunded by the Omnibus Bill. However, a Common Core mandate has never existed for the federal government but rather for the states. Neither of you is being truthful with the American people.