Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina

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Education

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

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.

May 9, 2013 In The News

By Kendra Martin

Mar 28, 2013 In The News

By Jeremiah Reed

It was a busy Tuesday for Republican Congressman Mark Meadows as he made several stops in Transylvania County, including local schools, speaking to the Brevard Rotary Club and visiting local businesses, to get a sense of economic development.

Mar 15, 2013 Opinion Piece

By Representative Mark Meadows

The recent school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut sent shockwaves throughout our nation.  Amidst the news reports detailing this unimaginable tragedy, my family prayed for God’s comfort to surround everyone involved – the children, the parents, the teachers, and the community – in the aftermath of such a horrific event.