Owens: Building on the Foundations of Student Success & Boosting Academic Achievement Through Choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, published a policy paper in the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation advocating for the conservative approach to strengthening the building blocks of early childhood education.

In the paper, Rep. Owens writes: “Without access to high-quality care, as defined by meeting the specific needs of each child, it is often more difficult for parents to go to work or further their own education. Access to early childhood education in America will help determine the success of future generations. It is imperative that we think outside the box and focus wholly on children by protecting parental choice, saving taxpayer dollars, and prioritizing the future workforce of America. The time to work together for bipartisan childcare solutions that encompass program alignment across federal, state, and local governments is now.  We have no time to waste—parents are waiting, children are growing, and our nation is falling behind as a leader in education.”

Rep. Owens concludes, “The American Dream is a foundational creed in our country because it allows anyone from anywhere to do anything. Hard work is deeply ingrained into the American spirit, and it is the basis for how we collectively address our nation’s most pressing issues. I believe in dreaming big and working together to empower those outside the halls of government to support children, parents, and our education system.”

The full policy paper is available here.


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