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

July 30, 2021 Press Release
“The early childhood programs provided by MMCAA support the needs of children and families in our communities," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "I know the staff in Farwell works hard to provide the children in its care with a safe learning environment and this grant will help MMCAA continue to provide those essential resources for years to come. I have advocated for Head Start funding in Congress because I know it helps residents in mid and northern Michigan and I will continue to work across the aisle to support this important program."
July 27, 2021 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar invites students in Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District to enter the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. 

The contest is open to all middle and high school students in the Fourth District, and they can participate individually or in teams of up to four people. The winning individual or team from the Fourth District will have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol. They will also have the option to attend an event in Washington D.C. where they will showcase their app alongside other winning students from across the United States.

July 1, 2021 Editorial
In the spirit of unity as our nation celebrates Independence Day, I wanted to share with you some of the bipartisan legislation that I have supported recently to make our community and our country a better place.
May 25, 2021 Press Release
“Many rural communities in Michigan lack the infrastructure necessary to provide access to broadband service, making it more difficult for students to do homework and for seniors to access telemedicine,” said Moolenaar. “This new legislation complements my efforts to expand broadband access through the BOOST Act, and it would encourage providers to build more broadband infrastructure in our rural communities.”
May 20, 2021 Press Release
“STEM education is critical to preparing students for future opportunities that include good-paying jobs and roles in scientific research,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “I voted for these bills because it will help prepare students for those opportunities and continue our nation's leadership in scientific research and innovation.”
May 17, 2021 Press Release
“For many families, child care providers play a critical role in supporting parents and early childhood development. There have been child care shortages in rural areas, so this bill will help level the playing field and allow non-profit providers to apply for loans that will help them expand their facilities and offer new child care opportunities for Michigan families," said Congressman Moolenaar.
April 26, 2021 Press Release
"This grant will support schools in Montcalm County as they teach leadership skills and resilience to students in an effort to prevent substance abuse and reduce the risk of young people using drugs,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Many communities in Michigan have been affected by the opioid crisis or other forms of substance abuse. The Drug-Free Communities Support Program will help educate young people and their families to prevent abuse and keep residents in the Montcalm area safe and healthy."
April 26, 2021 Press Release
“The early childhood programs like those facilitated by MMCAA and EightCAP support the needs of children and families in our communities,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “I have visited Head Start classrooms in the Fourth District and I know the people there work hard to provide children with important lessons and a safe learning environment. These grants will help MMCAA and EightCAP continue to provide essential services.”
March 10, 2021 Press Release
“Nearly all of this legislation passed by the Democrats is a pork barrel list of priorities that is unrelated to the pandemic,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “Ninety-five percent of the money that is in this bill for schools will not even be used this year. So Democrats are taking the money from taxpayers now and not even giving it to schools until years later. Republicans have repeatedly proposed legislation requiring schools to re-open immediately, but Democrats have rejected it despite clear evidence school closures are hurting students, with an increased risk of suicide and a decline in academic performance.
March 4, 2021 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan's Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.  

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