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  • Grothman Supports Career and Technical Education
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353). “I applaud the passage of this bill to give states more flexibility when using federal funds to support these career and technical education programs,” said Grothman. “It’s an important step to grow our economy, lower our unemployment rate, fill the jobs we already have available and create new jobs.” Click here for more information about this b... Read more

  • Grothman Applauds Expansion of Apprenticeships
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement applauding President Trump’s executive action to expand apprenticeship programs: “I’ve been approached by manufacturers, small business owners and other professionals in Wisconsin’s Sixth District asking me to help fix the skills gap that currently exists in our workforce -- employers in construction, manufacturing and health care are desperately in need of skilled employees. “Today’s executive action by President T... Read more

  • Grothman: Four-year college should not be only path emphasized to students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today emphasized the importance of young adults choosing a higher education path that will best suit their needs while incurring the least amount of student debt during an Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development hearing. Grothman questioned higher education experts on the value of four-year degrees for all students, and the importance of technical colleges and trade schools in reducing student loan debt. Exc... Read more

  • Grothman Touts Wisconsin Technical School Success during Ed. & Workforce Committee Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today praised Wisconsin technical colleges while speaking in support of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353), of which he is a co-sponsor, during a House Education and the Workforce Committee markup of the bill. Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks “I’m honored to cosponsor this bill today. I think the bill moves the federal involvement in technical education the right way. “We have a great technical college sys... Read more

  • Grothman Announces Committee Assignments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today announced his committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Grothman will sit on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), the Education and Workforce Committee and the Budget Committee. Grothman will serve on two OGR subcommittees: Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs and the Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee. He will also serve on two Education and Workforce subcommittees: Higher Education and Workforce... Read more

  • Grothman Supports Career and Technical Education Opportunities
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) last night voted in favor of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), which updates a 2006 piece of legislation by better addressing the training and skills needed to take part in today’s workplace. By increasing focus on work-based learning opportunities and giving states more flexibility in how they use federal resources in career and technical education opportunities, the legislation helps strengthen the s... Read more

  • The Washington Post: Schools Leaving "No Child" Law Behind
    Posted in Articles on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    With the passage of a federal education law that returns a significant amount of authority to the states, lawmakers and state school officials across the country are readying for an opportunity to reshape local education policies without the onerous requirements of No Child Left Behind. Signed into law last month, the Every Student Succeeds Act puts strict limits on federal influence in schools, giving states more say over how they evaluate teachers and over academic standards. States will look ... Read more

  • WSJ: No Child Left Behind’s Successor
    Posted in Articles on November 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Conservative reformers have had major successes, notably on welfare in 1996. But when a reform doesn’t turn out as hoped, they need to adapt. A case in point is No Child Left Behind, which the GOP Congress is now preparing to leave behind. This week the House plans to debate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which lapsed in 2007 and needs revision. A bipartisan compromise has emerged from the Senate and House that isn’t perfect but would represent the largest devolution of feder... Read more

  • Rep. Grothman Statement on Education Committee Action on H.R. 5
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, released the following statement on the committee’s action on H.R. 5 today: “The No Child Left Behind program has been failing our children for more than a decade. It vastly increased federal involvement in education with disastrous results. As an outspoken critic of the program since President Bush and Senator Kennedy first wrote it in 2001, I’m glad that the legislation before the committee beg... Read more