“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.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) led a letter today with 17 of his Senate colleagues urging U.S.
It's hard to believe the summer is already over and our kids are back to school. I was lucky to be able to drive my three wonderful daughters to their first day of classes this week.
Rep. Dan Newhouse and his House colleagues passed H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act.
The Supreme Court this week began hearing oral arguments for President Biden's $400 Billion student loan bailout program that he promised to his voters in the lead-up to the 2022 election. 
During School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today introduced two leading education bills to promote choice for parents and educational opportunity for students, The Student Empowerment Act...
Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) reintroduced the No Federal Funding for Teachers’ Unions Act, which would prohibit the federal government from giving financial support to corrupt teachers’ unions.
One of the key considerations: changes to the system that places sanctions on districts with low-performing schools.
Monday I released the following statement in response to the release of the Nation’s Report Card data, showing a historic decline in student achievement, specifically in math and reading.
These grants will help institute safety measures in and around schools, support school violence prevention efforts, provide training to school personnel and students, implement evidence-based threat assessments, and fund...
congressional app challenge
I am excited to invite middle and high school students in the 11th District to enter the nationwide Congressional App Challenge. Students will have access to industry resources to help them create an app of their choosing....
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act with 16 of his Senate Republican colleagues to strike down President Biden’s reckless...
The HERO Act will free up states to establish their own accreditation systems and cap the amount of money the federal government can loan. These reforms would lower the cost of higher education and lead to greater innovation...
The  American Business Immigration Coalition Action (ABIC Action), Dreamers, and business leaders issued the following statement in respon
As a former schoolteacher, I fondly remember how rewarding it was when I could provide my students with a unique and exciting way to learn about a particular topic.  While reading and studying books is a useful way to...
I’m proud of the University of Texas for taking this crucial step to protect both the personal data of students and the troves of research they have conducted. It’s no secret that TikTok is beholden to the Chinese...
Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) on Monday announced a $3,589,586 grant from the U.S.
Building new schools and upgrading existing facilities are important components in accommodating the State of Texas’ rapid population growth.
Enough of the sordid business of dividing us up by race; it's high time Congress took America's woke universities to task and brought their ivory towers of tyranny to the ground.
foreign affairs
This week, the Foreign Affairs Committee considered H.R. 2374, the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act. The bill notes that school-aged children in the West Bank and Gaza are learning from American taxpayer-...



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