S 5

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 5

To reform schools and give America's children the tools they need to succeed.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. REID (for himself, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. BENNET, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. COONS, Mr. INOUYE, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. BEGICH, Mrs. SHAHEEN, and Mr. AKAKA) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To reform schools and give America's children the tools they need 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 `Reform America's Schools to Educate the Leaders of the Future Act'.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE SENATE.

    It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should--

      (1) ensure that all students have equitable access to a high-quality, well-rounded education that prepares them to succeed in college and a career;

      (2) fix No Child Left Behind's accountability system while continuing to focus on the success of all students;

      (3) provide States and districts the resources to turn around our lowest performing schools;

      (4) collaborate with teachers to put in place systems to measure teacher quality and supports to help teachers improve student achievement; and

      (5) promote programs that encourage parent engagement, community involvement, and youth development.

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