Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Education

As a mother of two young children, I know how important it is to get it right when it comes to education. I believe decisions about education are best made locally. That is why I have worked in Congress to implement education policies that puts local educators and parents in the driver's seat for improving education.

While in Congress, I introduced the Defending State Authority Over Education Act, a bill to stop federal coercion in education policy that tied the hands of state and local educators. I said at the time the true goal was having the language of this bill included in a rewrite of the unworkable No Child Left Behind law (NCLB). The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced NCLB and became law, incorporated my bill by placing new, unprecedented restrictions on the U.S. Secretary of Education. Specifically, the ESSA prohibits the Department of Education from using money and rule waivers to coerce a state’s policy decisions, such as Common Core.

I will always fight to improve our education laws with policies that reflect a more conservative, state-driven approach to education. By reducing the federal footprint in education, we empower teachers, principals, and parents to be the driving force behind our children’s education.

More on Education

August 2, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Montgomery native Wyatt Davidson for completing an internship this summer in her Washington, D.C., office.

During his time in Representative Roby’s office, Wyatt conducted tours of the United States Capitol building, drafted and presented a policy proposal, attended committee hearings, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.

August 2, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Mountain Brook native Hayden Sledge for completing an internship this summer in her Washington, D.C., office.

During her time in Representative Roby’s office, Hayden conducted tours of the United States Capitol building, drafted and presented a policy proposal, attended committee hearings, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.

August 2, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Montgomery native Claudia Hubbard for completing an internship this summer in her Washington, D.C., office.

During her time in Representative Roby’s office, Claudia conducted tours of the United States Capitol building, drafted and presented a policy proposal, attended committee hearings, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.

August 2, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated St. Charles, Illinois, native Morgan Kull for completing an internship this summer in her Montgomery office.

During her time in Representative Roby’s office, Morgan focused on district-based projects of importance, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.

August 2, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Montgomery native Bo Torbert for completing an internship this summer in her Washington, D.C., office.

During his time in Representative Roby’s office, Bo conducted tours of the United States Capitol building, drafted and presented a policy proposal, attended committee hearings, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.

August 2, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Prattville native Murry Mothershed for completing an internship this summer in her Dothan office.

During her time in Representative Roby’s office, Murry focused on district-based projects of importance, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.

August 2, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Huntsville native Everett Bossard for completing an internship this summer in her Washington, D.C., office.

During his time in Representative Roby’s office, Everett conducted tours of the United States Capitol building, drafted and presented a policy proposal, attended committee hearings, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.

July 26, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The internship program is a competitive experience ideal for students who are interested in learning more about our nation’s legislative process, constituent services, and the general day-to-day operations of a congressional office.
July 8, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Dothan native Caroline Smith for completing an internship this summer in her Dothan office.

During her time in Representative Roby’s office, Caroline focused on district-based projects of importance, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.

July 8, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Selma native Natalie Henry for completing an internship this summer in her Washington, D.C., office.

During her time in Representative Roby’s office, Natalie conducted tours of the United States Capitol building, drafted and presented a policy proposal, attended committee hearings, assisted constituents with their various requests, and more.