H. R. 3950, To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for the improvement of remedial education programs at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.

Summary: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for the improvement of remedial education programs at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Partisan)

 

 

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 7/24/19.

  • “Congress has a responsibility to invest in programs that help every student succeed,” said Rep. Angie Craig. “I am focused on bringing down the cost of college for students, especially those who may need prerequisite courses before pursuing a post-secondary degree. Developmental education programs expand the kinds of educational opportunities available to young people and give every student a fair shot.” (Rep. Craig, Press Release, 8/05/19)
  • I’m leading an effort in the House to expand educational and workforce opportunities for young people, so students have the full range of options they need to be successful in today’s economy. Proud to be an original cosponsor of Donald Norcross‘ Remedial Education Improvement Act! (Rep. Craig, Facebook, 8/05/19)

STATUS: Introduced 7/24/19 by Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] . 

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “Students that require extra training are not offered a fair shot right now and this bill provides a comprehensive strategy to change that,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “We’re working to make developmental education more effective and less expensive, especially for students who may be the first in their family to ever attend college. Every student learns differently – for me, it was a technical training program that shaped my career, while one of my sons just got his MD. We’re all different types of learners and, as lawmakers, we must ensure we’re providing fair opportunities for all students to learn, succeed and end up with a degree and good-paying job.” (Source: Rep. Norcross, Press Release, 7/24/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable (Not yet published).

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