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

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after introducing the Military Child Educational Freedom Act today. This common sense legislation would allow military families to use tax-free Coverdell Educational Savings Accounts on homeschooling expenses. Click here to read the legislation.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce participated in a markup on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Congressman Wilson spoke in support of the legislation.

May 9, 2017 Page

We have been given a chance to promote positive, conservative change with a unified government. I have been working on legislation that will promote jobs for hardworking families in South Carolina's Second Congressional District. Here is the legislation I've introduced this year: 

Protecting American Families Retirement Act

H.R. 355

Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after joining President Donald Trump as the President signed the Education Federalism Executive Order:

Apr 17, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced the 2017 Congressional Art Competition today:

“I am grateful to announce that the office is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. For 35 years now, the inspiring art from students across the country have decorated the U.S. Capitol—showcasing the incredible talent in every Congressional District.

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