Rep. Phil Roe (TN) published a blog post today in The Hill. Please see an excerpt of "Laying the Foundation for Long-Term Growth":
It’s that time of year again – it’s back to school for families across the nation. Education is the centerpiece in the development of our mind. A high-quality education is critical for our children’s future and to America succeeding in an increasingly global marketplace. More and more, job growth and job creation are going to be tied to knowledge, which is tied to our education.
Education is an investment into a child’s future. Studying and working hard in elementary and high school helps prepare for entry into the workplace or college. Having a quality education and earning a diploma is more important than ever to today’s youth and our society. Research from the Census Bureau at the beginning of this decade shows individuals with a high school diploma are going to earn $200,000 more in their career than a dropout. Someone with a two-year associates degree will earn $600,000 more and a bachelor’s degree will earn $1.1 million more than someone who doesn’t complete high school.