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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Today, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI) and Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) announced the formation of the Congressional Chemistry Caucus.
Excerpt: Moolenaar toured manufacturing training classrooms at MCC’s Greenville facility, with amenities such as a motor control room that teaches basics to journeymen, hydraulic trainers, desktop CNC mills, motors, welding, computer classrooms (where the student assignment is to wire the entire room) and a new photography classroom where students can learn about photos, video and marketing...