New Top Republican on House Education Committee Says 'Washington Does Not Always Know Best'

Brendan Smialowski, Getty Images

Rep. John Kline of Minnesota is the new Republican ranking member on the U.S. House of Representativeseducation committee. He opposes President Obama's plan to move all federal loans to direct lending but sayshe hopes to work with Democrats to improve teacher quality and promote openness in higher education.
July 06, 2009

Rep. John Kline of Minnesota became the top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives education committee last month. The panel is expected to take up proposals to overhaul the federal student-loan system as soon as this week.

In an interview…

This content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers