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

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."
July 31, 2020 Press Release
"Colleges and universities in mid and northern Michigan are doing critical research and that’s why I have successfully worked to pass record funding for federal research in the fight against cancer. I hope this grant will help Ferris State make a positive contribution to the worldwide efforts against this disease,” said Congressman Moolenaar.
July 17, 2020 Press Release
"This funding will benefit Midland residents who need help with transportation. Dial-A-Ride provides crucial assistance and I know this funding will help the program carry out its mission of service to the community."
May 14, 2020 Press Release
"I have been working hard to support funding for our health care professionals on the frontlines of this crisis and to protect Michigan families from the health and economic threats of the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Moolenaar. “In the past two months, I have supported direct payments to families, as well as billions of dollars for our small businesses, rural hospitals, states, and local governments. We should see how this funding helps our country first before pushing through another bill. The legislation proposed by Democrats this week would slow the economic recovery families need, burden small businesses, hurt jobs, and advance a liberal wishlist of ideas unrelated to the Coronavirus."
April 10, 2020 Press Release
"This funding gives Michigan colleges additional resources to provide educational opportunities in a safe learning environment, and it will help students pursue their degrees while studying remotely."
March 27, 2020 Editorial
This relief package will get needed supplies to the frontlines of the public health crisis, while providing Michigan families with the help they need.
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An Update on the Coronavirus

Federal, state, and local authorities, as well as public health experts are all working together to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and to protect the American people.

Below is information about legislation that will help hardworking Michigan families through this difficult time for our nation, as well as links to federal and state resources including small business loans and unemployment.

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