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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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.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Mitchell, R-Mich., and Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced the College Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R. 2434) to enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) released the following statements after President Trump signed H. J. Res 37 into law. The resolution blocks the Obama administration’s flawed and unnecessary “blacklisting” rule under the Congressional Review Act.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) announced his membership in the School Choice Caucus.
“As a parent, I know it is critical for parents and community leaders to be empowered to make educational decisions. Parents, not Washington bureaucrats, know what is best for our children,” said Congressman Mitchell.