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 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.
July 11, 2016 Press Release
This legislation reauthorizes NIST so it can continue to provide small manufacturers like those here in Michigan with the expertise and advice they need when investing in new technologies crucial to the competitiveness of Michigan companies and their workers.
May 3, 2016 Press Release
"I am very happy to have won and am honored that my art will be displayed at the Capitol," said winner Natalie Laurin.
April 27, 2016 Press Release

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI) and Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) announced the formation of the Congressional Chemistry Caucus.

April 22, 2016 Press Release
As a Mid Michigan resident it is important to me to find ways to help rural communities in Michigan along with our neighbors in Flint. Rural communities in my district and across Michigan also have water safety concerns and this legislation eliminates barriers to federal grants for water infrastructure financing and technical assistance.
February 24, 2016 In The News
Excerpt: U.S. Congressional Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, spoke Monday on the subject of the national budget.
February 18, 2016 Press Release
Representative John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan's Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.
January 20, 2016 In The News

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...

January 2, 2016 Editorial

I am honored by the trust you have placed in me to serve as your representative in Washington, D.C. It is a privilege that I do not take for granted.  Reflecting on my first year in Congress, I have had many remarkable experiences, and a couple stand out as highlights — like attending the president’s State of the Union speech.  It was fascinating, just looking around the House and walking through Statuary Hall is amazing. The Capitol is truly a majestic building and a landmark that all Americans can be proud of.

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