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  • A Lack of Progress
    Aug 6, 2015  - Helping more Americans pursue higher education has long been a national priority. Individuals who complete advanced levels of education are more likely to succeed in the workforce and live more productive lives. Unfortunately, America’s higher education system has become too costly, too bureaucratic... More
  • Lather, Rinse, Repeat
    Aug 5, 2015  - Here we go again. A presidential election is on the horizon, and Democrats are on the campaign trail touting Big Labor’s prized card check scheme. That was reportedly one topic former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and labor leaders discussed at a private meeting last week. According to the left... More
  • Rose-Colored Glasses Can't Hide ObamaCare’s Harmful Effects
    Jul 29, 2015  - During a hearing convened by the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell tried painting a rosy picture of the president’s health care law. According to Secretary Burwell, because of ObamaCare, “middle class families have more security” and “as ... More
  • Bipartisan Ideas to Strengthen Higher Education
    Jul 24, 2015  - As summer comes to a close and college-goers begin preparing for the fall semester, students and families face tough challenges fulfilling the dream of a higher education that will prepare them to succeed in the workforce: College costs continue to rise. Over the past decade, the average costs at fo... More
  • Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Despite repeated attempts to enhance transparency in the higher education system, students and families still struggle to access important information that will assist in their search for the right college or university. The federal government provides financial assistance for millions... More
  • Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For many students and families, federal financial aid makes a postsecondary education possible. The time when a family begins the process of applying for financial aid is critical to ensuring students access the full range of assistance available to them. Unfortunately, the current pro... More
  • Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Across the country, tuition costs continue to go up and the job prospects many graduates face remain bleak. It has never been more critical for individuals to make responsible choices regarding how to pay for their postsecondary education. Unfortunately, many students are simply not eq... More
  • Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Student demographics have changed dramatically in recent decades. Whereas the majority of students used to enroll in a four-year, full-time program fresh out of high school, an increasing number of students – “contemporary students” – are older, have a family, and work full- or part-ti... More
  • Celebrating Workforce Innovation and Opportunity
    Jul 22, 2015  - One year ago today, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is designed to help put Americans back to work by updating and reforming the nation’s broken job training system. As Chairman John Kline (R-MN) said when th... More
  • Student Privacy Protection Act
    Jul 22, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For students, parents, and teachers, mobile applications, cloud-based platforms, and other innovative technologies have made education more accessible, reliable, and efficient. It has provided students of all ages and all backgrounds greater access to learning, enhanced communication b... More