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Replace No Child Left Behind To Improve Education, Empower Parents

The compromise between the House-passed Student Success Act and the Senate-passed Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 gets Washington out of the business of running schools. It protects state and local autonomy by prohibiting the Secretary of Education from coercing states into adopting Common Core and by preventing the secretary from imposing requirements on states and school districts through executive fiat.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (L) listens to a speech by US President Barack Obama (R) during the Mission Innovation event at the UN conference on climate change COP21 on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris. More than 150 world leaders are meeting under heightened security, for the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as ìParis 2015î from November 30 to December 11. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read

U.S. Carbon Emissions Down 10 Percent in Past Decade

Left out of most news reports is the fact that carbon emissions and greenhouse gas emissions have been falling in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, carbon emissions in the U.S. have fallen 10.2 percent in the last decade. This fact flies against oceans of rhetoric about the U.S. continuing to pump carbon into the atmosphere absent government action.