Education and Opportunity

Education is key to success in our rapidly growing, high-tech economy.  I support efforts to ensure all students have access to a high quality education, one that best fits their learning needs.  A decade after enactment, the No Child Left Behind Act is no longer effectively serving students and must be reformed.  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.  As a Member of Congress, I will support efforts to help students and parents have clear information about the real costs of college, reforms that ensure student aid will be available for those who need it most and reductions in costly federal regulations on colleges and universities.  With college costs continuing to rise, Congress should explore lasting, fiscally responsible solutions that keep post-secondary education within reach of more students.  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.

More on Education and Opportunity

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.
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.

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