“We need to renew our emphasis on trades, on apprenticeships, on career and technical education. This is how we help get people into jobs that will double and triple what they’re already making, and put them on a steady career path."

This week, we’re focused on reversing regulations harmful to our nation’s schools. Both in principle and in practice, we believe that education is most successful when states, local leaders, and, hey—this may be a crazy thought: moms and dads—have decision-making power over education in their own communities. These are the people, not bureaucrats in Washington, who know the needs of their kids and understand how to best tailor curriculums and tests to those needs.

"With the help of Mayor Bowser, Chairman Chaffetz, and members of the D.C. city council, we have the momentum to keep this program alive. Let’s get this done for these kids.”

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House and Senate leaders, and leaders of the House and Senate education committees took part today in an enrollment ceremony to mark the passage of S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act, bipartisan legislation that reduces the federal role in K-12 education, restoring local control, and empowering parents. Speaker Ryan made the following remarks at today’s ceremony:

"The path to success starts with a great education, and we are committed to making sure every student has the opportunity to succeed."

The federal government should be working to increase educational opportunity for students - not their parents’ tax bills.

Republicans remain focused on solutions that will help grow the economy and support more jobs and better wages for all Americans.

With the cost of tuition up by double digits under President Obama, the last thing he should do is make it even harder to pay for college.

We’re for an opportunity society and empowering people around America to do their best and to empower them to get the education that’ll help them be successful in life.

Instead of making it easier for students and parents to plan and save for the rising cost of tuition, the president’s proposal would have forced them to borrow even more...