Education and Opportunity

Education is key to success in our rapidly growing, high-tech economy.  I support efforts to ensure all students have access to a high quality education, one that best fits their learning needs.  A decade after enactment, the No Child Left Behind Act is no longer effectively serving students and must be reformed.  I will work to update critical education policies and return decision-making back to parents and communities. 

In addition, I support improving access to quality, affordable higher education.  As a Member of Congress, I will support efforts to help students and parents have clear information about the real costs of college, reforms that ensure student aid will be available for those who need it most and reductions in costly federal regulations on colleges and universities.  With college costs continuing to rise, Congress should explore lasting, fiscally responsible solutions that keep post-secondary education within reach of more students.  It is time for a new direction, one in which institutions, states and the students themselves play a key role in helping control costs and making responsible choices.

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May 25, 2017 Press Release
The legislation passed this week will protect Michigan children and their families. It gives more resources to parents and law enforcement and it strengthens penalties against criminals.
March 13, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan's Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.  

The winning student from the Fourth District will have his or her art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year and receive two round-trip tickets to travel to Washington, D.C for an annual event with Congressional Art Competition winners from around the country.   

February 7, 2017 Press Release
“I am glad a fellow Michigander will serve in the Cabinet. Betsy DeVos is a champion for parents and students, and I congratulate her on her new role as Secretary of Education.”
September 13, 2016 Press Release
“Today’s legislation supports students in mid and northern Michigan who want to learn the skills that are essential for good-paying jobs. Our region has great high school and community college programs that support skilled trades and this legislation will help them train students for the opportunities of the future," said Moolenaar.
August 10, 2016 Press Release
Today, the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has approved the Michigan Department of Education’s request for additional funding so that more fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased by Flint schools.
July 11, 2016 Press Release
This legislation reauthorizes NIST so it can continue to provide small manufacturers like those here in Michigan with the expertise and advice they need when investing in new technologies crucial to the competitiveness of Michigan companies and their workers.
May 3, 2016 Press Release
"I am very happy to have won and am honored that my art will be displayed at the Capitol," said winner Natalie Laurin.
April 27, 2016 Press Release

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI) and Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) announced the formation of the Congressional Chemistry Caucus.

April 22, 2016 Press Release
As a Mid Michigan resident it is important to me to find ways to help rural communities in Michigan along with our neighbors in Flint. Rural communities in my district and across Michigan also have water safety concerns and this legislation eliminates barriers to federal grants for water infrastructure financing and technical assistance.
February 24, 2016 In The News
Excerpt: U.S. Congressional Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, spoke Monday on the subject of the national budget.