It is absolutely crucial that we are able to make decisions to put our children in the best position to succeed. Unfortunately, Washington is dead set on controlling education decisions and budgets. An unelected bureaucrat in Washington is in no way more prepared to make education decisions than local and state governments. A one-size fit all approach does not set up our children for success.
Additionally, the federal government’s stranglehold on higher education student financing has led to dramatically rising costs and a growing bubble of student debt. Recently, I introduced the Investing in Student Success Act of 2015, which will implement market principles and create an alternative, debt-free student financing option for higher education.