Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Messer supports improvements to No Child Left Behind

Jul 19, 2013
Press Release

Messer supports improvements to No Child Left Behind

Messer co-sponsored legislation will empower parents and teachers over Washington politicians

(Washington, D.C.)— Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.  This legislation, co-sponsored by Congressman Messer, will empower parents, support effective teachers and reduce the federal footprint by restoring local control in K-12 education.

Congressman Luke Messer, a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, gave the following statement after the House passed the legislation:

“No Child Left Behind has been used as a political punching bag by both parties for the past decade.  Much of that criticism was warranted because the law mandated a top-down approach to education that gave federal education bureaucrats too much power and imposed unfair requirements on teachers and schools. The Student Success Act eliminates the worst parts of that law and puts parents and teachers back in charge in the classroom.  This bill puts federal education policy on a more sensible path that values the judgment of parents and teachers over politicians and bureaucrats.”

About Luke Messer

Luke Messer is the Congressman for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, a 19 county region of east-central and southeastern Indiana comprised of manufacturing and agricultural communities. Elected President of the Republican Freshman Class by his peers, Messer serves on the House Committees on Budget, Foreign Affairs, and Education & the Workforce.

Luke and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, one son and three dogs.  Luke has also served as an elder at his church and is the author of a children's book about Indiana titled “Hoosier Heart.” To learn more about Luke Messer, log on to