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@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 »

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: 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 »

The Education Establishment is Trying to Hide Its Own Failures by Lowering Standards for K-12 Students

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The Education Establishment is Trying to Hide Its Own Failures by Lowering Standards for K-12 Students Lowering expectations is one of the worst things we can do for students. Competition and the challenge to succeed pushes students to do their best. The left’s perverse push to get rid of a traditional grading scale in K-12 education will significantly handicap the next generation. Students growin... 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 »

The Parents Have Spoken: Public Schools Aren’t Measuring Up

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Parents are speaking up and the results are clear—they are unhappy with the performance of public schools. A new survey by Free to Learn found that parents are concerned with overall academic standards in K-12 schools and the prevalence of virtual learning. It also found that Americans believe parents should have a larger role in their child’s education. Academic Achievement Is Getting Further out... Read more »

Foxx: Democrats’ Massive Spending Bill Puts the American Dream Out of Reach for Many Americans

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5376, the so-called Build Back Better Act, which will extend the reach of the federal government and enable the biggest expansion of welfare our country has seen in decades: “President Biden’s so-called Build Back Better bill is a travesty. This power grab simultan... Read more »

Foxx, Jacobs Call on CDC to Encourage National Test-To-Stay Option for U.S.

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Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) led a letter with Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) calling for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide guidance on a test-to-stay option for unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19. “We are approaching two years of virtual learning, and many ... Read more »

Foxx Leads Letter Questioning Education Department’s Investigation of Red States’ Masking Policies

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona seeking additional information about the Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) decision to investigate five states that respect parents’ choices on in-school masking. In the letter, the Members write: “Using threats to infringe on states’ authorities to protect stud... Read more »

ICYMI: The Cost of the School Shutdowns

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The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial on a new McKinsey & Co. report confirming that school shutdowns severely harmed students, who on average were “four months behind in reading and five months behind in math.” Teachers unions bare a significant portion of the blame for those bleak statistics. The Wall Street Journal wrote, “teachers unions were the main architects of this calamity by first ... Read more »

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