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Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

@EdLaborGOP’s Advice to Biden Ahead of SOTU

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The Biden administration’s policies have created worldwide catastrophes. America’s job creators, workers, and students are being forced to deal with the fallout of this administration’s failures. Here’s our advice to President Biden ahead of tonight’s address: Blanket student loan forgiveness is not a solution This administration cares more about appeasing the progressive wing of the Democrat part... Read more »

Owens: Parent Engagement, Not Excessive Federal Polices, Will Improve Schools

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Today, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Republican Leader Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on the importance of creating a safe and supportive school climate: “Committee Republicans believe ensuring student safety in the classroom is of the utmost importance. Under the Every Student Succeeds... Read more »

School Choice: The Clear Path to Student Success

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A high-quality education provides students with the necessary tools for success. However, many American students are kept from meeting their full potential because they are in a school that is not tailored to their needs. Families should be empowered to place students in an environment which will challenge and encourage them to achieve. School choice improves student safety. School safety ranks co... Read more »

Foxx, McCarthy Demand Transparency from Cardona on School Closures and ARP Funds

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding to know why there has been so little oversight of the $120 billion in American Rescue Plan funding given to K-12 schools during the pandemic and why the Biden administration has not had a more forceful response t... Read more »

Foxx: K-12 Education Should be about Children, Not the Political Agenda of Teachers Unions  

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor condemning school shutdowns and the actions of teachers unions. Republican Leader Foxx's Remarks: “Against science and commonsense, many traditional government schools continue to shut children out of the classroom. “The Biden administration has repeatedly put the political agenda of teachers union... Read more »

There is No Excuse for Neglecting the Needs of Our Children

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There is No Excuse for Neglecting the Needs of Our Children As powerful teachers unions continue to push for school closures, many school districts are still turning a blind eye to the mounting evidence that remote learning has numerous negative consequences for many children. From increased depression and suicide attempts to massive learning loss, children forced out of the classroom are struggli... Read more »

Letter: Biden Admin Delays Key Child Care Funds, Harming Families

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Meanwhile, Democrats’ nearly $400 billion Washington mandates will drive up child care costs for working families WASHINGTON – The Biden administration’s inaction on approving crucial and routine state Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) plans is delaying essential funds for child care providers, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Ways and Means Committee Repub... Read more »

Democrats’ Spending Bill Discriminates Against Faith-Based Providers

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Democrats’ claims that religious providers can participate in H.R. 5376’s child care programs are FALSE. Repeating a lie doesn’t make it true. Child care provisions in Democrats’ so-called Build Back Better bill will push faith-based providers out of the market and severely limit parental choice. Myth: Build Back Better funds are available to faith-based child care providers with no strings attach... Read more »

ICYMI: Democrats Target Faith-Based Child Care Centers for Destruction

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Congressional Democrats insist that their so-called Build Back Better bill is “for the children.” But their reckless spending bill will push private providers out of the market, give parents less choice, and destroy the faith-based providers that many parents prefer. In Case You Missed It via Newsweek, Democrats’ pre-k provision punishes faith-based child care providers and empowers teachers union... Read more »

Owens: Lean on Scientific Facts, Not Political Fictions

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Today, Republican Leader of the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on safe school reopenings: "The American Rescue Plan did not deliver on its promise to help schools safely reopen in the fall. If it had, we would not be sitting in this hearing today. Untargeted funding was... Read more »

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