Every child should have access to a quality education, whether they are educated in a public school, private school, or at home. The best way to provide children with quality education is to have local governments determine the best curricula for their students, not through federal micromanagement. Education is not a “one size fits all” issue, and that has been the federal government’s approach for too long. Education serves to prepare our students for the 21st century job market – but the job market on the Eastern Shore is different from the job market in Baltimore City, and public schools should have the freedom to tailor their curricula to the specific and unique needs of their communities.
Unfortunately, despite huge investments, not every public school is equal. Children should not be subjected to a poor-quality education because of their home address, which is why I am a strong proponent of school choice. Charter schools in Maryland have empowered parents to seek out a better education for their children, and voucher programs would enable low-income families to enroll their students in private schools if the local public school system is failing them.
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"U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md-1st, will attend the Dorchester County Board of Education meeting Thursday evening to address concerns on Critical Race Theory in local schools.
The Republican congressman, who represents Maryland’s First Congressional District, plans to speak at the meeting regarding possible attempts to implement critical race theory in the county’s school curriculum..."
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) has announced the First Congressional District of Maryland’s winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition: Georgia Mercer from Cecil County. Entitled “Angelfish,” Georgia’s work will hang in the halls of Congress for one year, and she will be honored at the annual award winners ceremony in Washington, D.C. The painting was done in a gouache watercolor medium.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $10,183,082 federal grant to Shore Up! Inc., a non-profit Community Action Partnership in Salisbury whose focus is to help people reach personal economic independence.
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today wrote Governor Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader once again to urge them to put a stop to higher education institutions’ vaccine mandates. This follows Dr.
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today wrote Governor Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader to urge them to put a stop to University of Maryland System vaccine mandates given the recent acknowledgement by the CDC and a published study out of Israel citing a strong correlation between the COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis or pericarditis, mostly in young men, typically between the age of 16-30. The CDC will now convene a meeting of its immunization practices advisory committee this Friday to examine the evidence
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., announced his annual military service academy information event for high school students interested in pursuing a Congressional nomination to attend one of the nation’s military service academies. The virtual forum will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at 5:30PM, and will run approximately 90 minutes.
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., expressed disappointment after the University System of Maryland mandated that all students, faculty, and staff be vaccinate
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., is once again calling for the reopening of schools following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releasing guidance today to help schools execute this essential action. Congressman Harris has called for school reopenings since last summer, including recently
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., is again urging the counties across Maryland to open schools immediately following President Biden’s CDC Director stating that data illustrates vaccinating teachers is not a pre-requisite for safely opening schools. Congressman Harris has championed re-opening schools since last summer, pointing out the greater danger to children f
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of $102,700 in federal grants to three recipients on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Agency. Funds will be used to purchase a police vehicle, purchase and outfit a bookmobile to serve rural communities not served by a physical library, and to purchase furnishings and computers for a day care center.