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ICYMI: Free College Tuition Programs Already Exist

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While Democrats continue their infighting over whether President Biden should cancel student loan debt, Education and Labor Committee Republicans know the truth: for those who want it, free college tuition is available. On top of Pell grants, which can absolve many low-income students’ need for loans, two existing tax incentives allow students to either partner with a business that will pay for th... Read more »

Foxx Statement on FSA Vendor Memo

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Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor, issued the following statement in response to a memo released by Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) Richard Cordray. The guidance suggests that the Department of Education will start sharing borrowers’ private and aggregate data with state and local government agenc... Read more »

Owens Opening Statement at Hearing on Supporting Homeless and Foster Students

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Today, Republican Leader of the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a hearing on supporting students experiencing foster care and homelessness: "For over a year, students across our country have been negatively impacted by school closures. This has had an even greater impact o... Read more »

WATCH: Foxx Slams Teachers Unions for Keeping Children Out of School

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined NewsMax's Bob Sellers and Heather Childers to discuss the American Federation of Teachers' President Randi Weingarten's sudden reversal in support of school reopenings this fall, calling out its self-serving policies and control of the Biden administration. Here are the highlights: ON TEACHERS UNIONS REW... Read more »

ICYMI: @EdLaborGOP Fights Back Against Radical Critical Race Theory Priorities

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Committee Republicans are not sitting idly by while President Biden and the radical left try to turn civics lessons into Socialism 101. The administration supports critical race theory curriculum, which reduces our children to victims and oppressors based solely on the color of their skin. The Education Department is using this racist ideology to radicalize an entire generation of young people aga... Read more »

Cawthorn Introduces Bill to Prevent Biden Administration Funding of Critical Race Theory

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Today, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) introduced the Protect Equality and Civics Education (PEACE) Act, which will prevent the Department of Education from using taxpayer dollars to fund its radical, anti-American critical race theory priorities. "America’s classrooms are the cradle of Democracy. Critical race theory is a cowardly attempt, by those who hate this nation, to rob the cradle and rewrit... Read more »

Murphy Bill Prevents Biden Admin from Prioritizing Critical Race Theory

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Today, Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) introduced the Fight Radicalization of Elementary Education (FREE) Act, which will prohibit the Department of Education from encouraging school districts to adopt critical race theory curriculum using federal grant funding, thwarting the left’s attempt to indoctrinate students with its racist agenda. “American taxpayers should not be funding the indoctrination of Ame... Read more »

WATCH: Foxx Honors National Charter School Week

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House floor in recognition of National Charter School week, which gives millions of children access to free, high-quality education: “This week we honor the hope that charter schools deliver to millions of students nationwide and we are reminded that education is about students, not politics. One such example ... Read more »

Democrats Use Students With Disabilities to Argue Socialist Agenda

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Pandemic-related school closures are disproportionately impacting students with disabilities. This is not new information. Recognizing this problem, Republican Leaders wrote a letter calling for a bipartisan investigation into the effects school closures are having on children with disabilities, including whether and how states are complying with federal special education requirements. Republicans... Read more »

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