Return the powers of the Department of Education to state and local governments
Provide school choice and educational freedom to American families
Eliminate Common Core’s mandates
The challenges and opportunities that local schools face vary significantly from state to state. The challenges we face in Utah – rapid enrollment growth and large numbers of children as a percent of the population – are much different than the challenges in other states. I oppose increased federal interference in education. States, school districts, charter schools, and parents should be empowered to determine how education should be administered and delivered – not unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.
By the Numbers
45% - Percent growth of public education spending funded by the federal government in the last 10 years alone
8.3% - Percentage of public education spending funded by the federal government in exchange for control of our children’s education [source]
4,400 – Number of federal employees at the Department of Education
$73,000,000,000 – Annual budget for the United States Department of Education in 2016
421% - Percent growth of the Department of Education’s budget since 2002
• H.R. 10 – Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act – Voted in favor of this bill, which passed the House and would authorize thousands of low-income students in D.C. to participate in a school choice program.
• H.R. 1020 – STEM Education Act of 2015– Voted in favor of this bill, which became law October 7, 2015 and defines computer science as a STEM subject.