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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WASHINGTON− On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann will be holding the Third District’s Annual Military Service Academy Day. Prospective students, parents, and guidance counselors will all have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Military, Naval, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard Academies. Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.