Education and School Choice
Now more than ever, education is vital to success in life. As our economy changes, we must provide the training necessary to prepare future generations for new technologies and developing industries.
The federal government can play a role in education, but schools should be controlled to the greatest degree possible at the local level. The No Child Left behind Act sets priorities for accountability and allows for children to escape failing schools, but Congressman McHenry believes the legislation is overreaching and establishes a cumbersome bureaucracy.
The Congressman supports innovative ideas such as charter schools and vouchers. He believes that parents should have the ability to move their child from an under performing school to an educational institution of their choosing. Congressman McHenry is a strong supporter of home schooling and will work to protect the rights of those who wish to teach their children at home.