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Education has changed drastically over the years.
Through various regulations and requirements, we've allowed our education system to become stagnant. Far from being the gateway to success it once was, much of today's higher education system treats students as commodities to be processed through an assembly line.
While they were once faced with limitless possibilities, today's graduates receive a crushing burden of debt with their diploma that meets or exceeds the cost of a mortgage in many cities.
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3136, the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act, sponsored by Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Jared Polis (CO-02), by a vote of 414-0. The bill would increase access and affordability in higher education by allowing institutions the flexibility to provide a degree that is based on a student’s knowledge and skills instead of seat time.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act, sponsored by Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Jared Polis (CO-02), by voice vote. The bill would increase access and affordability in higher education by allowing institutions the flexibility to provide a degree that is based on a student’s knowledge and skills instead of seat time.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Reps. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) introduced the Transparency in Education Act (TIE Act). With 18 original cosponsors, the bipartisan bill requires the U.S. Department of Education to respond to repeated calls for real transparency and accountability in its attempts to promulgate the proposed 841-page gainful employment regulation. As currently drafted, the proposed regulation would curtail higher education opportunities for millions of students attending schools in every state.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) introduced the House companion bill to Senator Mike Lee’s (R-UT) Head Start Improvement Act that would provide state and local governments the flexibility they need to better serve children of low-income families.
“Giving states the maximum flexibility, especially when it comes to pre-K programs is key to ensuring our students receive the best opportunities to succeed.
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the introduction of his newest education-focused legislation, the School Choice Education Savings Account Act:
What if students earned college credit for what they learn and can do, rather than the amount of time they spend sitting in a classroom seat?
A movement is starting around the country to do just that. Programs that have adopted “competency-based” education allow students to work at their own pace and progress by mastering the knowledge and skills required for a particular course, regardless of how long it takes.
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding the launching of his District Issue Advisory Committees: