As a parent, I know that success looks different for each child. I frequently hear from parents, teachers, and school boards in my district that with more local flexibility, they can better meet the needs of students. As a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am focused on returning power where it belongs – with teachers, schools, and parents.
Today's students and their families need accurate, accessible, and comprehensive information to choose the college that best fits their individual needs. Unfortunately, important information about whether or not a particular college or major pays off for students is currently incomplete. I recently introduced the College Transparency Act to address the shortcomings of the current reporting system and enable students to make better informed enrollment decisions. To learn more, click here.
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WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon following passage of H.R. 1625, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018:
The American workforce must be ready to meet our nation’s expanding infrastructure needs. During President Trump’s State of the Union Address, he stressed an overhaul of our nation’s aging infrastructure as a national priority, as well as the need to prepare Americans to fill the millions of jobs that will be created by a major rebuilding of our infrastructure. The Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS Act) helps achieve this goal through partnerships that encourage industry growth, and improve worker training, placement, and retention.
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) introduced H.R. 4942, the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act, which encourages partnerships to prepare the American workforce to modernize and expand the nation’s aging infrastructure systems.
Mitchell Statement on Reauthorization of Higher Education Act Markup
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement on the markup of the Higher Education Reauthorization:
Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.) might be new to Congress this year, but he’s no novice when it comes to the political battles over for-profit colleges that are again flaring as the Trump administration works to overhaul Obama-era policies aimed at the industry.
Washington, D.C. – Representative Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which he sponsored.
“I spent 35 years in workforce education, so I know the economic opportunity and advantages of the right education. Too often students aren’t given the opportunity to choose a career and technical education (CTE) program,” said Representative Mitchell.
In case you missed it: Rep. Mitchell introduced the College Transparency Act (H.R. 2434), which would enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school. The College Transparency Act will provide information for students and families as they consider higher education opportunities by reporting on student outcomes like enrollment, completion, and post-college success across colleges and majors, all while ensuring the privacy of individual students is securely protected.
As a father of six, I am all too familiar with the struggle that comes with the college decision-making process for prospective students and their families. Choosing whether to go to college, and how to pay for it, is one of the most important and costly decisions in a young person's life, made more difficult by all the uncertainties involved.