The future of America relies on the opportunities available for our children. Quality K-12 education and higher-education should be available for all citizens, regardless of economic status or zip code. This week House Republicans witnessed the opportunity education provides to build a better future around the country.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02) listens as Ben Franklin Career Center student Robert McCallister demonstrates a robot he built through the schools’ Power and Energy class. Ben Franklin Career Center provides career education that prepares adults and secondary students for jobs that are available right now.
UCP’s Charter School status allows teachers and therapists to provide individualized education and therapy to their special needs students. Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-10) visited UCP’s West Orange School students and teachers to see how charter schools put educational choices back into the hands of parents, teachers, and local officials.
Since 1966, the Lilie Rice Center has served Walla Walla, WA community by offering purpose, dignity, and job opportunities for people with disabilities. Here, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) talks with Kenny, who is an example of the opportunity organizations like Lilie Rice Center offer Americans.
Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) visited his alma mater to discuss the importance of entrepreneurship with Fort Lewis College students. House Republicans are working to increase transparency to lower costs in higher education. Tipton, a first-generation college student, offered words of encouragement, “You’re going to be the members of Congress, you’re going to be the entrepreneurs.”
The Academy of Moore County is a tuition-free, public charter school that offers area students an alternative to public schools. Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-02) visited the students and teachers this week to witness the positive impact charter schools have on children. House Republicans have passed the Student Success Act to help expand choices for parents so that students everywhere have greater access to high quality schools.