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

January 26, 2021 Press Release
“On behalf of the Fourth District, I am proud to nominate these talented students who want to continue their education and serve their country by attending a military academy,” said Moolenaar. “Those who were nominated are exemplary leaders and excellent students who, if admitted, will follow in the footsteps of many leaders of our country. I am confident that they will represent Michigan well both in the classroom and through military service.”
January 26, 2021 Press Release
“Students have never been more eager to return to the classroom than they are right now and school choice is vital to helping them pursue the opportunities that are best for them,” said Moolenaar. “This pandemic has shown how parents, students, and educators are willing to innovate and create new opportunities for learning, and we should support them as they make decisions that are best for them and their future. Their resiliency has been inspiring and I am proud to join them and Congresswoman Foxx this week in supporting educational choice for America’s students.”
December 28, 2020 Press Release
"After months of denying relief for small businesses, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats rushed a bill to the floor and instead of only helping the Americans who need it most, they handed out money to wealthy families," said Moolenaar. “Americans want jobs, and they want their states to trust them, by letting them safely re-open their businesses and serve their customers. State-imposed restrictions supported by Democrats are bankrupting small businesses, harming students, and creating a spike in substance abuse. With new doses of vaccines arriving every day, states should end their restrictions so Americans can provide for their families and kids can go back to school.”
December 10, 2020 Press Release
“This grant will help provide education, transportation, and meals to children,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “EightCAP does important work to help those in need, and I have voted for grant programs including Head Start, because they fund local organizations and allow them to best serve the children in our community.”
October 9, 2020 Press Release
"Michigan students will benefit from this outstanding partnership between Ferris State and their school. The new opportunities they will have in the classroom to use these virtual reality tools will help them learn vital lessons in STEM education and prepare them for good-paying jobs in the future,” said Congressman Moolenaar. "I am a long-time supporter of STEM education and I am glad the Trump Administration and USDA are investing in Ferris State’s partnership with our schools and career education centers."
September 30, 2020 Press Release
"Many of our nation’s leaders, past and present, have attended the service academies, and I encourage all those who are interested to apply for this year’s nominations,” said Congressman Moolenaar.
September 25, 2020 Press Release
"Congratulations to the students, parents, and teachers of Riverview Elementary in Big Rapids on being named a Blue Ribbon School,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This is a special honor for the community and I encourage all involved to continue striving for success."
September 25, 2020 Press Release
“Education is vital to the success of our economy and I support improving access to quality higher education,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This funding will help Mid Michigan College with its mission of increasing access to higher education for students in rural communities."
September 17, 2020 Press Release
"STEM education is the gateway to some of the best careers available and this legislation will increase STEM opportunities so more students will be ready for those jobs," said Congressman Moolenaar. “I also encourage this year’s students to enter the Congressional App Challenge, where they can demonstrate their creativity and use their skills to build a new smartphone app."
August 7, 2020 Press Release
"This funding will support efforts to stop the opioid crisis in mid and northern Michigan,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This grant gives Ferris State the flexibility to use the funds in the in the best way possible to meet the needs of the community and prevent opioid abuse."

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