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.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice relented in its attempt to shut down the Louisiana Scholarship Program:

"The legislation passed by the House today will ensure Head Start programs continue serving the hundreds of thousands of children that rely on them."

House Republicans never lost focus on Americans’ top priorities – creating jobs and growing the economy.

"When parents have a choice and great teachers have more flexibility, students have a better shot at an education that will help them succeed and pursue their dreams. The Student Success Act provides both."

School is out for the summer, but the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) continues to pass with flying colors.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) today announced that an agreement had been reached with the Department of Education to ensure that the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) is fully implemented in accordance with the law signed last year to renew and expand the program.

With less than a month to go before interest rates on student loans double, Senate Democrats and the White House still haven’t responded to Republicans’ good faith effort to extend current rates.

Roughly 50 percent of recent college graduates in America are currently underemployed or unemployed in President Obama’s economy – yet the White House has so far been silent on what is being called a “good-faith” effort on the part of Republicans in Congress to prevent student loan rates from doubling one month from today.

House and Senate Republican leaders today invited President Obama to work with Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1.

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