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.  

The College Transparency Act 

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.

More on Education

July 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Josh Harder (D-CA) announced more than half of the House of Representatives have now cosponsored the College Transparency Act (H.R. 1766).  The bipartisan bill will provide students and families with the data they need to make informed choices about post-secondary education.

According to the four Representatives:

January 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) released the following statement after introducing a House Resolution expressing support for National School Choice Week:


“School choice allows students and their families to choose the educational environment that best serves their individual strengths and needs, and National School Choice Week offers an annual opportunity to celebrate the variety of school choice available for parents, students, and educators across the country – from public charter schools, to online academies and home schooling, and more.


December 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Problem Solvers Caucus announced today that they are formally endorsing the College Transparency Act (H.R. 1766). This endorsement demonstrates the overwhelming bipartisan support for this legislation as members in both chambers continue their work to reform and reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

October 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Representatives Paul Mitchell, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Josh Harder announced today that more than 100 Members of Congress have now cosponsored the bipartisan College Transparency Act (H.R. 1766). Today’s announcement demonstrates the overwhelming support for this legislation as member in both chambers continue their work to reform and reauthorize the Higher Education Act.


September 11, 2019 Page

On Saturday, October 12, 2019 the Office of Congressman Paul Mitchell is excited to host a military service academy day for students, teachers, and administrative staff who would like to learn more about the United States Military service academies.


April 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressmen Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), and Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced the Removing Barriers to Foster Youth Success in College Act, which revises certain federal TRIO policies and practices to remove barriers to participation for homeless youth, and students in foster care. Federal TRIO programs are outreach and student service programs designed to identify and aid individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.


March 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Paul Mitchell (R-MI) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) released the following joint statement after this week President Donald Trump released the administration’s higher education priorities and signaled support for college transparency.


March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Josh Harder (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan College Transparency Act to enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school.


February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) announced the “Congressional School Choice Caucus” will be renamed the “Congressional Caucus on Education Innovation and Opportunity.”


January 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress Paul Mitchell (R-MI), John Rutherford (R-FL), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Tom Reed (R-NY), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Chris Collins (R-NY), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statements after reintroducing H.R.