As the first person in my family to attend college, I have learned firsthand the opportunities an excellent education provides.
Education is best left to state governments, which are far more aware of the capabilities and educational needs of their students. I have serious concerns with any federal program interfering or coercing how individual states advance the education of their citizens. That is why during my time in Congress I have supported legislation prohibiting the Secretary of Education from attempting to influence states into adopting Common Core Standards.
Having a good education is vital for a successful future and you can rest assured I will continue working to improve education.
There are an increasing number of job openings in my District and around the country at facilities with state-of-the-art technology. These jobs require specialized technical training and I am hearing from employers that not enough of our workforce has the skills necessary to be considered for these technical jobs.
To fulfill these important jobs there must be a combined effort from both the public and private sectors to make a greater investment in high skill technical education. To effectively ensure workforce development and productivity we must provide safe worksites for employees by promoting drug and alcohol free workplaces.
I will continue working with other elected officials, educators and business owners to find solutions that promote a better workforce for people across the country.
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