Education and Opportunity
America’s students are in a global race for jobs, and a high quality education is the doorway to those opportunities. Yet the Federal Education Complex, a taxpayer funded multi-billion dollar operation, has yielded sub-optimal results for many of our students over the last 20 years. It’s imperative that we take active steps to transform our education system by introducing innovation, technology and diversified career tracks into our classrooms so that we can develop a workforce equipped to step into the economic opportunities on the horizon.
The goal is clear: the best education possible for all children. The question, then, is who is best suited to lead the charge? After multiple decades of underachievement out of Washington, it’s time to empower local leadership.
As your Representative I will work with my colleagues in Washington to partner with parents, teachers, principals and local school boards to improve academic achievement in our country.
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Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) announced today that the Sixth District will participate in the third Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a high school app competition designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in computer science. Students, individually or in teams, are tasked with creating, coding, and implementing a new and innovative computer application.
Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) recently introduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Act of 2017 to require the program to do more to connect the unemployed with existing job placement and job training opportunities so that more people who are able to work can. Graves introduced the bill to fight poverty, support families and promote self-sufficiency while helping stem the tide of government dependence.
Congressman Graves is inviting students from the 6th Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition, to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
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My job is to represent you, and that works best when you and I are interacting. That’s why I prioritize open communication. For example, folks in Ascension Parish had the opportunity to attend a Town Hall in Prairieville this week. We filmed a “postgame interview” so those of you who couldn’t make it can still be a part of the action. Watch the short video below, and 'like' my Facebook page to continue the conversation!
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