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.
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Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after the House passed legislation to address increased student loan interest rates.
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act
Congressman Wilson stated, “Access to quality education paves the path for tremendous opportunity, success, and fulfillment for America’s children. The status-quo practices dictated by government bureaucrats are ineffective and must be reformed.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
WHAT: In an effort to better connect the veterans living in South Carolina's Second Congressional District with the resources available to them, Congressman Joe Wilson will be hosting a Veterans Fair.
WHO: Congressman Joe Wilson, veterans' organizations, government agency representatives, local employers, and various other local organizations such as: Social Security Administration, American Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs, SC National Guard, etc.
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2013 from 10AM-2PM
“Pete the Cat” is a popular series for children, and Aiken Elementary School first graders were happy to hear one book read to them by a special guest on Thursday – U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C.
The congressman read about Pete’s adventure in “Rocking in My Red Shoes” by Eric Litwin. According to the website, in the book, Pete learns about the school library, the lunchroom and the playground – playing his guitar throughout the day.