Opinion: New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers and Job Creators

"What a difference an election can make. Across the country, there is renewed hope and confidence in the future. Expectations are high, as they should be. Now it’s time to do the hard work necessary to live up to those expectations," Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, writes in an opinion piece for Real Clear Education.

"One of the first steps will be strengthening career and technical education (CTE). CTE has helped a lot of students gain the knowledge and skills they need to compete in the workforce. Recently, we came close to achieving reforms that would provide states more flexibility, reduce administrative burdens, improve accountability and better ensure students are prepared for in-demand jobs. It is my hope we will finish this important work in the coming months.

We also intend to take early action to help vulnerable youth get on the pathway to success by improving the juvenile justice system. Furthermore, we will continue our efforts to make higher education more accessible and affordable, deliver patient-centered health care solutions and help more Americans retire with financial security and peace of mind.

These and other important priorities will expand opportunities for students to learn and for Americans to climb the economic ladder. A new Congress and new administration mark a new beginning for this great country. We face a historic opportunity. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and seize this opportunity."

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Publication Date: 2/17/2017

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