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

November 15, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Congressional Art Competition is a unique opportunity to recognize the artistic talents of students from all over the country, including those in Alabama’s Second Congressional District. The winning artwork is displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for one year, and the exhibit includes the winning artwork from all participating congressional districts.
October 11, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I believe now is an appropriate time to remind high school seniors in the Second District that the deadline to apply for nomination to the United States service academies through my office is less than one month away on November 8th at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
September 20, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
In Congress, I have and will continue to support strong funding for STEM education opportunities. We must do all we can to expose more young people to these increasingly important fields so that today’s workforce is ready for tomorrow’s jobs.
August 30, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I always enjoy spending time with the hardworking, dedicated professionals at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Fusion Center. I appreciated their time and the informative update about the critically important work they are doing each day to combat crimes, especially those against children.
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.