• Office Hours With Professor Foxx: “There Are Always Ways to Complete an Education”
    Dec 11, 2017  - How to pay for school is a question everyone asks. Chairwoman Foxx spent many years as an academic advisor. She knows a thing or two about how students can remain engaged in their intellectual pursuits, regardless of financial obstacles. Students deserve better than the status quo, and that’s why th... More
  • ICYMI: House Republicans got this right
    Dec 8, 2017  - House Republicans got this right: Colleges should tell students how much bang their buck will buy By Anthony Carnevale Everything about college is based on the institution, not about what students are actually studying. We apply to colleges, not programs. We focus on a college’s prestige, a superfi... More
  • The PROSPER Act: What People Are Saying
    Dec 7, 2017  - We got one large step closer to real, meaningful higher education reform last Friday with the introduction of HR 4508, the PROSPER Act. The PROSPER Act is the result of years of hearings, meetings, member discussions, and first-hand accounts shared with members of the Education and Workforce Committ... More
  • Everyone’s Saying It: Higher Education is not serving the economy—Jobs Edition
    Dec 5, 2017  - Last week, the Education and Workforce Committee introduced the PROSPER Act — the much-needed reform of the Higher Education Act. It’s a big bill with a lot of great ideas, but one of the reasons it’s been introduced now is simple: there are six million unfilled jobs in this country. A postsecondary... More
  • ICYMI: New Higher Education Reform Bill Will Help Low-Income Americans Go To College
    Dec 1, 2017  - New Higher Education Reform Bill Will Help Low-Income Americans Go To College By Ames Brown Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R., N.C.), chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, will introduce a landmark proposal to overhaul the way the federal government funds and oversees higher educat... More
  • ICYMI: National apprenticeship week highlights company-based education options
    Nov 17, 2017  - National apprenticeship week highlights company-based education options North Carolina is home to over 500 apprenticeship programs. For National Apprenticeship Week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, spoke exclusively with Kari Travis of the Caro... More
  • ICYMI: College isn’t always the best path for teens
    Nov 13, 2017  - College isn’t always the best path for teens By Secretary Alexander Acosta and Chairwoman Virginia Foxx When Americans make career choices, they should be encouraged to consider a broad range of options that fit their diverse talents and interests. For many, their career path will take them to high... More