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  • The President's Community College Proposal Isn't Free
    Apr 13, 2015  - The Obama administration is once again pushing a multi-billion dollar proposal to offer ‘free’ community college to every American. In the weekly address, Vice President Biden said this was a “straightforward plan to … expand the pathway to the middle class.” Like most political gestures that offer ... More
  • Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Strengthening America's Higher Education System"
    Mar 17, 2015  - Today, too many Americans struggle to realize the dream of higher education. Our current system is unaffordable, inflexible, and outdated, and has resulted in too many students unable to complete college, saddled with loan debt, and ill-equipped to compete in our modern economy. In recent years, mor... More
  • Witnesses Urge Congress to Advance Bold Higher Education Reforms
    Mar 17, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing to learn how Congress can strengthen America’s higher education system. Witnesses and members discussed reforms the will help ensure more students have the opportunity to complete ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Strengthening Higher Education
    Mar 13, 2015  - On Tuesday, March 17 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing to discuss ways to improve higher education policies for students, families, and taxpayers. The hearing, entitled “Strengthening America’s Higher... More
  • Kline Speaks on Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute
    Jan 22, 2015  - Last fall the American people sent a clear message: They want to move our country in a new direction, one that will lead to prosperity and opportunity for every man and woman willing to work for it. That’s no small task when you consider the problems we face: a persistently weak economy, stagnant ho... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Kline to Speak on Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute
    Jan 21, 2015  - On Thursday, January 22 at 8:30 a.m., U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) will speak at the American Enterprise Institute about committee priorities for improving education. The nation’s education system faces many challenges. No Child Left Behind is no lon... More
  • President’s ‘Free’ Higher Education Plan ‘Doesn’t Make the Grade’
    Jan 13, 2015  - The president is pushing a new, multi-billion proposal to provide ‘free’ community college to every American. Like most political gestures that promise something for nothing, this one is too good to be true. As House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) remarked: Encou... More
  • Kline Statement on President's Higher Education Proposal
    Jan 9, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's higher education proposal: Encouraging more individuals to pursue training or earn a college degree is a national priority and community colleges play a vital role in tha... More
  • Kline, Alexander Respond to Administration’s College Ratings Proposal
    Dec 19, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) issued the following statements after the Department of Education released the framework for an unprecedented college ratings syst... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Outlines Education and Workforce Priorities
    Nov 11, 2014  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today outlined broad priorities to help strengthen the nation’s classrooms and workplaces. Chairman Kline discusses in a new video steps Washington must take to support students and working families, such as fixing ... More
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