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.
Higher Education and Student Loans: Luckily we live in a great nation where the opportunities for education are abounding. However, higher education does come at a price because of the great worth it brings to the professional world. Like other big purchases in life, higher education is an investment to obtain and utilize the rest of your life. Unfortunately, our nation is over $21 trillion in debt and therefore the question of how to pay down student loans is a hard issue to tackle.
I have cosponsored legislation including H.R. 4274, the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act of 2017 which requires institutions of higher education to publish information regarding student success, to provide for fiscal accountability, and to provide for school accountability for student loans.
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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