Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Education

As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am committed to strengthening America’s education system.  Since coming to Congress, I have fought to advance fiscally responsible reforms to improve educational opportunities from pre-K early childhood education through higher education and beyond.

Over the past few years, unnecessary federal regulations have made it much harder for teachers to offer their students the most excellent education. I supported H.R. 5, The Student Success Act, which is legislation designed to reduce the federal footprint in education by getting rid of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), the current accountability system that no longer effectively benefits our students.  The passage of this bill will return responsibility back to the states and locally elected school boards, the entities which best know what it takes to provide quality education to our children. 

I have faith in our school boards, administrators, and professional classroom educators and will continue to work as a partner with them to ensure that students in the Second Congressional District receive the highest quality education.

More on Education

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this evening after President Obama concluded his State of the Union address:

Jan 4, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his 2016 Legislative Agenda on Monday at across the Second Congressional District, including Columbia, West Columbia, Aiken, North Augusta, Barnwell, Orangeburg, and Lexington. “I look forward to a new legislative year and continuing our progress to promote limited government and expanded freedom for American families,” Wilson said.

Dec 2, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act today.

Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

(W. Columbia) – On Monday, August 24, 2015, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) will embark on his annual district Bus Tour.  Congressman Wilson will travel throughout South Carolina's Second Congressional District to visit with constituents, discuss their concerns, and share news of his work in Congress.

NOTE: Not all stops are media accessible. Any media wishing to attend should contact Leacy Burke with Congressman Wilson’s office at leacy.burke@mail.house.gov

 

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.

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