I believe that local education decisions should stay local. Parents and local school boards are best informed about their schools and are therefore best equipped to create school systems that they are proud of. I believe in relieving local school systems of federal mandates that burden educators with a one-size-fits-all approach to education. The federal government should not try to predict the problems faced by schools in Southeast Missouri, but should give teachers and local school officials the tools to better their schools.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Smith voted to keep a $622 billion tax increase from hitting American families. One of the provisions in the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act is Congressman Smith’s initiative, H.R. 3409 the Tax Relief for Working Students Act, to make college more affordable for students.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-Salem, MO) issued the following statement after voting against the Every Student Succeeds Act:
“This bill does not go far enough to get the federal government out of our local school districts. Local school communities and parents have always been the best decision makers for their children’s education. We can do much better to get the federal government out of our school system than a 1,061-page bill which authorizes six brand new federal education programs.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jason Smith brought Congress to the classroom, speaking with freshman American Government students at West County High School. Congressman Smith took questions from students on a variety of topics and shared his personal story in the hopes of inspiring the next generation of leaders.
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, visited with sixth-graders Friday at Scott City Middle School, where he stressed the importance of staying up-to-date on decisions made by legislators and answered questions from students.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith introduced a bill to help make college more affordable for students on Wednesday. The bipartisan bill, H.R. 3409, would allow students to earn tax-free, work-based scholarships at Work Colleges across the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, Congressman Jason Smith recognized a member of the Dora High School Class of 2015 at commencement and gave brief remarks to the graduating class. Dora senior Taylor Brooks was recognized for his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point which he will be attending in the fall.
WASHINGTON – On Friday, Congressman Jason Smith connected with Central High School students from his office in Washington, D.C. by hosting a live video chat. Congressman Smith answered dozens of questions from students in Bethany Petty’s western civilization and social studies classes on issues ranging from the Electoral College to terrorism.
Congressman Smith Visits Jefferson R-7 High School in Festus on Monday
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Congressman Jason Smith brought Congress to the classroom, speaking with students at Jefferson R-7 High School in Festus. He met with civics classes and an anti-bullying student group.
Rep. Jason Smith visited a county high school and area business last week.
At Plato High School, Smith visited a civics class and took questions from students. The conversation covered topics from how to get involved in public service to Smith’s experience as one of the youngest members of the House of Representatives.