The issue of Education is important to students in my district and throughout the U.S.
As a father of three boys, I know from personal experience that every child is different, which is why I believe that each state and especially parents and teachers – not Washington – should be the primary education policy makers in our country. If we restore education decisions to those who are closest to our children – to those who know them best – we will create more opportunity for our students to learn and to succeed. The consequences of failing students are too great for us to be satisfied with the status quo. America has always been an exceptional country, and if we are going to remain so and pass on our freedom and the American Dream to the next generation, we should first empower our people with the freedom to determine how best to educate our children.
Because of these beliefs, I am a cosponsor of H.R. 471, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, a bill to reinstate Opportunity Scholarships for families in the District of Columbia, which allows more parents to choose where their children go to school. I am also an original cosponsor of H.R. 2514, the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A-PLUS) Act, a bill that would allow states to opt out of No Child Left Behind and then block grant funds from the Department of Education to the states, giving them more flexibility to spend the money where it is most needed.
For more information concerning my work and views on Education, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback.
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