Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina



Having proudly raised two children, I have a personal understanding of the successes and failures of our education system. We need to ensure that we are implementing the appropriate policies to educate the future leaders of our nation.  

When it comes to the federal government, I believe this is one of the many areas where less is more.  Rather than have government bureaucracy interfering in our schools, I believe we need to return the decision-making responsibility to states and local school boards.  The teachers and principals tasked with educating our youth are much more qualified to make decisions on issues like curriculum than bureaucrats in Washington.  

North Carolina has a proud legacy of success in higher education.  From UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State to Western Carolina University and Appalachian State, our universities, colleges, and community colleges have a bright future ahead.  With that said, we need to continue to find ways to keep college affordable and ensure that every North Carolinian has the opportunity to advance their education.  

The best way for the federal government to help out in education is to get out of the way.  Let’s get our parents involved and promote accountability within the education system.  We should be striving, not settling, when it comes to educating our students.

More on Education

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on the resignation of James Runcie, Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid:

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, U. S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. recognized 329 public and private schools across the country as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016, awarding schools for academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Two of the schools recognized--Bald Creek Elementary School and Pisgah Elementary School—are located in NC-11. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement.

Sep 29, 2016 In The News

ASHEVILLE - Two Western North Carolina schools were named National Blue Ribbon Schools Wednesday including a Yancey County school slated for closure and consolidation.

Bald Creek Elementary in Yancey County and Pisgah Elementary in Buncombe County were among eight North Carolina schools to receive the national recognition.

A total of 279 schools in the nation were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

Jun 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark Meadows’ bill H.R.210—a bill to protect student workers from financial burden--has passed out of the Ways and Means Committee.

Feb 3, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Mark Meadows Introduces D.C. School Choice Bill
Sen. Ted Cruz introduced the companion bill in the Senate


Washington, D.C.— Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced the Educational Freedom Accounts Act (H.R. 4426) on Tuesday, which creates a school choice program in Washington, D.C. This legislation was originally introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the Senate.

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release


Washington, D.C.— Henderson County Public Schools’ Superintendent David L. Jones announced his retirement at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, effective July 2016. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), who represents Henderson County in the United States Congress, released the following statement:

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC— On Thursday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced the Student Worker Exemption Act, H.R. 210, which would exempt student workers from the Employer Mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Sep 23, 2014 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will receive the 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

According to the Department of Justice, this CTAS grant will support the Eastern Band’s ability to provide equipment and training to meet the multiple public safety resource needs within the tribal community.

Aug 25, 2014 Opinion Piece

Since the disastrous October 2013 roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Obamacare—the numerous flaws in the President’s signature health care law have impacted Americans across the nation. From millions losing their health plans, to being unable to continue seeing their doctors, to skyrocketing premiums, millions of families have been directly harmed by the law.

May 27, 2014 In The News

A row of easels displaying photographs, paintings and drawings stood behind Congressman Mark Meadows as local high school students waited Saturday to find out whose work would be hung in Washington, D.C.

The winners of the 11th District’s Congressional Art Competition, chosen by a panel of judges from across the district, were announced Saturday morning at the Historic Courthouse in Hendersonville.

Meadows said the competition is a great way to recognize the importance of art to teachers and students.