• Charter Schools: Providing Hope and Opportunity
    May 5, 2017  - Parents should determine which school is best for their children — not zip codes. With the rise of charter schools across the country, more students are able to escape underperforming schools and receive the high-quality education they deserve. In fact, the success and popularity of the charter sch... More
  • Freedom, Flexibility, & Fairness for America's Workers
    May 2, 2017  - The American workforce has changed dramatically over the years, and the needs of workers in the 21st century have changed as well. Yet workers are held back by outdated federal workforce rules from the 1930s. That’s why the House will soon vote on the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1... More
  • OSHA’s Volks Rule: “An Extreme Abuse of Authority”
    Mar 1, 2017  - Worker safety has long been a national priority. But, finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Volks” rule does nothing to advance this priority. Rather than improve enforcement of existing safety standards or collaborate ... More
  • Employees Share Positive Experiences Working as Members of the “CKE Family”
    Feb 15, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), recently sat down with four female employees of CKE franchise restaurants who described the opportunities they’ve enjoyed ... More
  • Protecting State and Local Control Over Education
    Feb 7, 2017  - For years, the federal government took a Washington-knows-best approach to education, and during the past eight years, things only got worse. The federal role grew to unprecedented levels as the Obama administration issued mandate after mandate to exert control over the nation’s K-12 classrooms, col... More
  • Mother Describes School Choice as a Lifeline for Her Kids
    Feb 2, 2017  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), held a hearing today to discuss the power of school choice and explore opportunities to extend more educational opportunities to students across the country. “Charter schools are currently ... More
  • Chairwoman Foxx Remarks: National School Choice Week Rally
    Jan 24, 2017  - This week, we are celebrating the promise of school choice. You all are here today because that promise is making a difference in your lives, as well as in the lives of students across the country. It’s the promise of school choice that provides real hope to moms and dads. And it’s the promise of sc... More