“As your Member of Congress, I’m working hard to make sure that Georgia students have the resources they need to succeed. This is the next generation of the American workforce and we need to make sure they are equipped to enter the growing and changing 21st century economy. With your vote on November 6th, I’ll continue to put the needs of our students first.” – Congressman Rick Allen
Our students are our next generation of workers which is why Congressman Allen is working hard to make sure they have the skills they need to contribute to the growing American economy.
- Promoting School Safety Initiatives
- Improving Career and Technical Education Programs
- Allowing Local Officials and Parents to Make Education Decisions
- Preparing Georgia Students to Enter the 21st Century Workforce
Strengthening Career and Technical Education
Congressman Allen knows that a four-year college may not be the best fit for every Georgia student, which is why he has focused on improving career and technical education (CTE) programs. As a Member of the Education and Workforce Committee, Congressman Allen helped write and pass the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This law makes sure local business leaders are involved in the development of CTE programs, so when students graduate they have the skills needed to compete for jobs in their local communities.
Keeping Georgia Students Safe
Congressman Allen is committed to advancing policies that keep our children safe at school. He voted for the STOP School Violence Act that led to $2.3 billion for increased school resource officers, school safety programs, mental health treatment, prevention, training, and crisis intervention teams, anti-bullying programs, and more school security, locks, and metal detectors. With Congressman Allen’s help, school systems in Coffee and Richmond Counties were recently awarded federal grants that will enhance communications between schools and local law enforcement and provide training and tools for teachers to create a safer learning environment for our students.
Making Education Decisions at the Local Level
Congressman Allen knows the federal government’s one-size-fits-all approach to education only hurts Georgia students. That’s why he worked to pass the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act, which takes education decisions out of the hands of bureaucrats and into the hands of parents, teachers, and local officials.