Education

Grothman: Joint-Employer Rule Hurts Small Business; Must be Rolled Back

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today explored the growing threat to small businesses and franchises posed by the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Obama-era definition of the joint-employer standard during a combined House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions hearing. The subcommittee hearing s...

Grothman Supports Easing Regulations on “Earn-and-Learn” Programs

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today supported apprenticeship, or “earn-and-learn”, programs and encouraged easing regulatory burdens on such programs during an Education and the Workforce Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee hearing. Grothman questioned Michael Bennett, vice president of Cianbro Companies, a national construction services company. Excerpts of Grothma...

Grothman to Appropriators: Defund Anti-American Area Studies Programs in Higher Education Act

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) led a letter to House appropriators, along with Congressmen Rick Allen (R-Ga.), Tom Garrett (R-Va.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), requesting that Title VI of the Higher Education Act be defunded in the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, and that taxpayer dollars formerly used for Title VI be reinveste...

Grothman Supports Career and Technical Education

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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 t...

Grothman Applauds Expansion of Apprenticeships

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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 an...

Grothman: Four-year college should not be only path emphasized to students

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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 stu...

Grothman Touts Wisconsin Technical School Success during Ed. & Workforce Committee Markup

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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 ...

Grothman Announces Committee Assignments

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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 Subcommit...

Grothman Supports Career and Technical Education Opportunities

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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 feder...

The Washington Post: Schools Leaving "No Child" Law Behind

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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, g...

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