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Nothing is more important to the future of our society — or more critical to fulfilling our national commitment to equal opportunity — than the care and upbringing of the next generation. This is not a concern that cuts along partisan lines. Both sides of the ideological divide endeavor to craft public policies aimed at strengthening families, supporting parents and giving every child a fair shot at the American Dream.
But how exactly we do that is a subject of serious disagreement between the left and the right.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Pete Sessions (TX-32) introduced the Safe Campus Act to address a growing number of issues related to sexual assaults on college campuses.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.
“Today I voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, because we all know that No Child Left Behind was an unmitigated failure that brought us Common Core, high-stakes testing, and mediocre performance among the student groups it claimed to help.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) introduced the Assuring Quality Outcomes in Higher Education Act, which would require the Department of Education to conduct an impact analysis on any income- or employment-based measures of quality in higher education before promulgating regulations. Upon introduction, they released the following statement.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) issued the following statement in response to the new gainful employment regulations the Obama Administration released yesterday.
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.