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Foxx: “College-for-All” Mentality Failed Students

Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor to highlight the Promoting Employment and Lifelong Learning (PELL) Act, which expands career-focused, skills-based education programs.

Chairwoman Foxx’s Remarks:

“The college-for-all mentality failed our country’s students.

“It failed students who paid or borrowed for degrees with no return on their investment.

“It failed workers who lack the skills to succeed in their field.

“It failed business owners who are left with open positions they can’t fill.

“And it failed entire industries suffering from a widening skills gap.

“That is why I cosponsored the Promoting Employment and Lifelong Learning (PELL) Act.

“The PELL Act will allow students to use Pell Grants for high-quality, short-term education programs, creating even more pathways to the American Dream.

“Instead of financing an expensive diploma, students will obtain in-demand skills so they can be successful in the workforce.

“This is the right path forward for postsecondary education.”

Watch the full video here.

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