“You can’t grow your economy if you don’t have an educated workforce.” – Those words from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick could not be more true. Texas is leading the way with bold, conservative education reform that ditches the idea of “college for all” and instead gives students and their parents multiple pathways to a career. Teachers, administrators and students must be held accountable for competent performance. The system should be free from undue bias, which can distort students' perspectives on the world they must interact with to be competitive in a global market.
June 21st, 2021
As a former educator, I have seen firsthand the impact an education can have on someone’s life. As a Member of Congress, I will continue fighting for effective programs like this, that teach future generations how to be...
June 10th, 2021
The Reaching English Learners Act establishes a grant program for institutions of higher education to partner with high-need school districts to develop teacher training programs that will eliminate the achievement...
May 25th, 2021
HBCUs are vital contributors to both the education and equality of our communities, yet the vast majority of these institutions are in desperate need of infrastructure repairs and technology upgrades.
May 14th, 2021
Critical Race Theory, like all its racist derivations, is a direct affront to our core values as Americans. No one in America — be they students, servicemen and women, government employees, or anyone — should be...
May 6th, 2021
Over 5 million individuals selflessly serve as caregivers to our nation's veterans, yet, unlike other public servants, these heroes are currently not eligible for student loan forgiveness. The Military and Veteran Caregiver...
April 29th, 2021
This legislation would help ensure that students in rural areas can access the same STEM resources as their urban peers to prepare them for high-skilled, high-wage science and technology-related jobs.
April 21st, 2021
An increasing share of English-learning students in Texas are not becoming language proficient within five years, according to new analysis of state data by Rice University’s Kinder Institute.
April 7th, 2021
Texas education officials advised districts to suspend the first day of STAAR testing after thousands of students showed up in person and were prevented from taking the standardized test online because of widespread...
March 17th, 2021
Jenna’s Law significantly increased the reporting of child sexual abuse in Texas, and I am proud to join with advocates like Jenna Quinn to enact these reforms nationally.
March 12th, 2021
Parents should be in control of their child’s education, period, not politicians or union bosses. I’m proud to reintroduce The SCHOOL Act with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) which allows federal funds for K-12 education to follow...
June 18th, 2021
Three dozen unvaccinated cadets at the military's West Point academy now fear retaliation after the academy's implementation of stricter quarantines and other restrictions than at the pandemic's height
June 3rd, 2021
May God bless our fallen servicemembers and their families, may He bless our newest servicemembers, and may He continue to bless the United States of America.
May 25th, 2021
Investing in agriculture students today is an investment in the future of this critical industry and will ensure the U.S. maintains a secure and steady food supply.
May 11th, 2021
I donned a cap and gown for the first time this weekend when I delivered the keynote address at the Sul Ross State University commencement ceremony.
May 4th, 2021
Only years of hard work and dedication earned these future leaders their much-deserved nominations, and I am confident they will go on to represent the best of what it means to be an American and a Texan.
April 27th, 2021
As a father of six, I understand how vital it is for kids to have access to the best resources, so they can become exemplary leaders and members of our communities.
April 8th, 2021
Three federal stimulus packages passed during the pandemic included more than $19 billion for Texas public schools, but state leaders have yet to distribute most of the money. Local districts say they need it to cover...
March 31st, 2021
The City of Houston just got billed for its street lights during the freeze under its variable rate plan. Over $2 million when it normally runs $100,000 a week or so.
March 12th, 2021
The pandemic has infiltrated so many aspects of our lives, including Texans’ basic needs like the ability to put food on the table. I’m grateful to the Biden Administration for extending this waiver so Texas children won’t...
March 8th, 2021
Students and teachers should feel safe when stepping foot into the classroom and by ensuring that those who want the vaccine can readily receive it, we can make them feel confident about expanding in-person learning.