Education and Opportunity

Education is key to success in our economy. I support efforts to ensure all students have access to a high quality education, one that best fits their learning needs. 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. I will support efforts to help students and parents have clear information about the real costs of college. This includes reforms that ensure student aid will be available for those who need it most and reductions in costly federal regulations on colleges and universities. 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.

Finally, scientific and technological discoveries have made our country a global economic leader.  I support efforts aimed at spurring innovation, which will lead to economic growth and create jobs for the American people.  Additionally, I believe we should encourage our children to become the scientists and engineers of tomorrow.  I support efforts to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs in order to inspire children to pursue these fields.

 

More on Education and Opportunity

March 14, 2018 Press Release
"Today's legislation gives states and local school districts the resources and flexibility to implement measures they believe will work best to create a safe learning environment for students and teachers."
March 5, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan's Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2018 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 13, 2018 Press Release
"FRIB is a long-term investment that will help solve some of the biggest issues in medicine and scientific research. It will create good-paying jobs in mid Michigan and today's legislation will ensure that construction continues on this vital project."
January 19, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Moolenaar honored Corunna High School student Xavier Staubs with a tribute in the Congressional Record. Staubs, a swimmer for the Corunna swim team, saved the life of Kamrin Samson, a swimmer on the Owosso High School swim team. The tribute honoring Xavier's heroism will go into the Congressional Record and it will be kept on record forever in the Library of Congress.
June 22, 2017 Press Release
Today’s legislation helps students in mid and northern Michigan pursue good-paying jobs in the skilled trades. Making sure students are learning these critical skills is vital to maintaining Michigan’s talented workforce and world-leading manufacturing base.
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.

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