Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, stopped by the Speaker’s office yesterday.

One of the most important things we can do to support hardworking families and fuel economic growth...

Today, President Obama lamented “the fact that typically the least experienced teachers…often end up in the poorest schools. So we have a problem in which the kids who need the most skilled teachers are the least likely to get them.”

He is right on one thing. Too many disadvantaged kids are stuck in a poor education system simply because they don’t have any choice.

In 2010, President Obama signed a bill into law that forced numerous food mandates on schools throughout the country. This week, Republicans are trying to help schools that are struggling to comply by including some common-sense flexibility in the agriculture appropriations bill.

Senate Democrats are more worried about losing their majority than the American people…who are losing their jobs.

A strong education system is absolutely essential to have a strong economy.

House Republicans continue to make America’s priorities our priorities, and that means focusing on jobs and the economy.

The House has offered real solutions that will improve education, expand choice and increase opportunity for all Americans, and will continue to do so.

Speaker Boehner addressed nearly 200 Boys and Girls Club teens, congressional staffers and youth partnership influencers, including Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Rowland, at the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Partnership Event yesterday.

CLAIM: “We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce, by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education ... Five years ago, we set out to change the odds for all our kids.” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 28, 2014)

FACT: The Obama administration has threatened successful school choice programs and stood in the way of House-passed legislation to improve schools and provide job training to out-of-work Americans.