Congressman Brooks is fortunate to have a mother, wife, and two daughters on which he can draw considerable insight on education issues. The Congressman’s mother taught economics and government at Lee High School in Huntsville. Before retiring in 2010, Congressman Brooks’ wife taught 7th and 8th grade math at Whitesburg Middle School in Huntsville,. And his two daughters majored in elementary education in college and have taught in elementary schools in California, Utah, and South Carolina.
Congressman Brooks believes that education of America’s young people is of the utmost importance and local government governs best. Further, he strongly believe parents, school board members, and local superintendents are vastly better at setting K-12 education policy than is the federal government. In accord with this view on education, in Congress Congressman Brooks seek to do two things. First, he supports repealing all federal government K-12 mandates that force education tax dollars to be diverted from teaching kids to testing, paper pushing, and the like. Second, he supports sending federal K-12 funds to local and state governing officials with no strings attached and without paying for the federal side of the expensive paper pushing bureaucracy, thereby leaving more funds for classroom teachers.
Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined Alabama Representative Tommy Hanes by urging and formally requesting that Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth, Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh cause the State of Alabama to cease supporting and close all Communist Chinese Confucius Institutes on Alabama campuses.
Washington, DC— Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted to sustain President Trump’s veto of H.J.Res. 76, a joint resolution that seeks to reinstate an Obama-era Department of Education rule that would increase costs for American higher education students and undermine their ability to make choices about their education.
Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced he will vote to sustain President Trump’s veto of H.J.Res. 76, a joint resolution that seeks to reinstate an Obama-era Department of Education rule that would increase costs for American higher education students and undermine their ability to make choices about their education.
Washington, DC— Tuesday, in a House Floor speech, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) recognized George Washington Carver’s heroic, lasting legacy of scientific advancement and personal achievement made in the face of countless racist hurdles he had to overcome. The speech is a precursor to the George Washington Carver historic marker unveiling at the site of Carver School in Decatur, Alabama on January 5, 2020.
Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) congratulated Alabama A&M University on its 50th anniversary as a fully accredited university in a House Floor speech.
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