H.R. 2089: Defending State Authority Over Education Act of 2013

May 22, 2013
Referred to Committee on May 22, 2013
3% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

May 22, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Martha Roby
Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
May 22, 2013
4 pages
Full Title

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to prohibit Federal mandates, direction, or control, and for other purposes.


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14% chance of getting past committee.
3% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

8 cosponsors (8R) (show)

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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Library of Congress Summary

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Defending State Authority Over Education Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit the Secretary of Education from attempting to influence, incentivize, or coerce a state to participate in a voluntary partnership with another state to develop and implement academic content and achievement standards and assessments.
Prohibits the Secretary from conditioning the approval of a state's, local educational agency's (LEA's), or Indian tribe's request for a waiver of ESEA statutory or regulatory requirements on such an entity:
(1) including in, or deleting from, such request, specific academic standards;
(2) using specific academic assessment instruments or items; or
(3) including in, or deleting from, such waiver request any criteria used to establish, implement, or improve state academic standards, academic assessments, state accountability systems, or teacher and school leader evaluation systems.
Prohibits any federal officer or employee from directly or indirectly mandating, directing, or controlling a state's, LEA's, or school's specific instructional content, academic standards and assessments, curricula, or program of instruction, including through the placement of conditions on financial support.

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